Simplification of life:
Life is happiest for me when it has been simplified. There are three main things that I need for a simple life, and one more thing to support them.
1. A home to ground me
2. Enough food to nourish me
3. Friends and family to share this with
4. Income to support 1, 2, and 3
Our new house is starting to help us meet these goal again. So, the house is of course taking care of the first problem, but it is also starting to take care of the second problem due to the amount of land we have with the property. The land is allowing us to grow some of our own food. The more I can produce on my own without having to rely on other industry the better. I mentioned on another post that I would like to produce as much or all of our power as well, and it now looks like I will be able to do that soon as well. It looks like our power bills will be fairly low. This being said, we are in the process of finding a contractor to replace our roof. With all the government rebates it wont cost much more to install solar panels. Power bill mostly taken care of. Income is the last problem. One of the nice things about this house is that the monthly mortgage is low enough that it can be managed with one income. If you can do that, your are ahead of most people in the game.
The last thought of the day is this. Do what you love, and simplify your life and you will be happy. Our society says that you need the "important" job with the big salary, and the big house to be happy. You don't. Those things just make life more complicated. Till next thought comes into my head.
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