the boy and the sundae
many years ago, a 10-year-old boy walked up to the counter of a soda shop and climbed onto a stool. he caught the eye of the waitress and asked, “how much is an ice cream sundae?” “fifty cents,” the waitress replied. the boy reached into his pockets, pulled out a handful of change, and began counting. the waitress frowned impatiently. after all, she had other customers to wait on. the boy...
Love at first sight is easy to understand. It’s when two people have been...– Sam Levenson
One ingenious teenager, tired of reading bedtime stories to his little sister, decided to record several of her favorite stories on tape. He told her, “now you can hear your stories anytime you want. Isn’t that great?” She looked at the machine for a moment and then replied, “No. It hasn’t got a lap.”
More encouragement. More challenge. But mostly, more patience.– How to Keep the Minimalist Movement Attractive to the Masses | Becoming Minimalist (via mnmlstme)
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very...– John Wayne
No girl who plays the role of a hero dates a guy who uses her.– Jason
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For me, minimalism comes from a rock-solid, unshakable, 100% belief that you are...– A Guide to Self-Reliance Minimalism
Simplicity is never to be associated with weakness and ignorance. It means...– MOJO
Less competition. More inspiration.
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The world is full of people who are making a good living but living poor lives.
A contented man is one who enjoys the scenery along the detours.
Don’t Delay Joy.
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Let go of obsessions, and embrace the moment. Let go of salesmanship and hype, and be content. Let go of one-upsmanship and competitiveness, and just share and encourage. Let go of control, and embrace what comes. Let go of perfection, and just do.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.– Edmund Burke
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Our life is frittered away by detail … simplify, simplify.– Henry Thoreau
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A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.– Henry David Thoreau
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Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer...– Antoine de Saint Exupéry (via mnmal)
I have done my best.” That is about all the philosophy of living one...– Yutang, Lin
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will...– Robert Muller
You don’t need everything that you have. You be kind and giving to others even...– Sister Malachy Hannigan, age 100. What I Know: Uncommon Wisdom and Universal Truths from 10-Year-Olds and 100-Year-Olds
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A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation. - Neale Donald Walsch
Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And...– Bill Cosby
substance / stuff
substance: essential nature; essence. that which is solid and practical in character, quality, or importance. stuff: miscellaneous unspecified objects. i’ll take substance over stuff anyday.
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The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to...– W. M. Lewis
When all around is still, we can listen better to our surroundings and hear what...– plush palate
Simplicity is the direct result of profound thought.– Anon
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(photo: starsmending) i use my grandmother’s 90 yr. old wedgwood china every day, guilt-free. my 3 siblings and i were fortunate to be offered a complete set of wedding china to each of us from either of my grandmothers, my mom or an aunt. my mom had them each lovingly and…
If you are going to eat three times a day until the day you die, why not be good...– Jamie Oliver @ The NYT Minimalist
My hands were busy through the day, I didn’t have much time to play The...– Author Unknown