Posts tagged: Simple Living

Work Like a Peasant, Live Like a King

By , June 19, 2017

As we complete our eleventh year of residence on our homestead, I recall a motto we adopted early on: “work like a peasant, live like a king.”

From the very beginning, the strange dichotomy of our life became apparent. We deliberately, voluntarily reduced our quality of life in order to improve it. We dedicated ourselves to a new lifestyle, economy, and condition set—a new paradigm, if you will—that recasts us almost literally as peasants. Yet, by doing so, we live like kings!

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More Words to Live By

By , December 3, 2013

A few years ago, I wrote the post Words to Live By. Since including a version of it in my book, Sacred Coffee: A “Homesteader’s” Paradigm, I’ve read other quotes that ring particularly true for me for various reasons. It’s about time to revisit the topic.

Most, but not all of these come from the daily quotes found in my Franklin Covey planner (see The Franklin Planner: An Unlikely Homesteading Tool). Hopefully, you’ll find these inspirational, as I have done.

“Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.” —Herbert Otto (see Living on the Edge: Security Through Insecurity.) Continue reading 'More Words to Live By'»

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