It is show and tell friday--at Kelli's http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ A blogger told about this book called, Living Simply. I received it yesterday in the mail. It is written from a Christian perspective and I can tell I am going to enjoy it. Thoreau says, "Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify simplify." This is one thing I really want to do! I am hoping this book will give me some ideas on this. Whenever my hubby has returned from a trip to a third world country it is always on our minds--they live simply and have time to enjoy their family and neighbors. Even the Italians (who are not a third world country) have time to hang out with friends and family in the evening in their town square areas (yes, they don't call them town squares!! I forget the name!!!)Here are a few quotes from the book: "Living simply does not mean feeling like my life is too crowded, my house is too cluttered, and that I rarely get to spend time with my friends.....When I think of a siimple life, I think of a life that is less compicated, roomier, filled with the meaningful rather than the urgent. I think of a life centered around people rather than things. I think of a life that's focused rather than scattered, grounded and stable rather than pulled in too many different directions at once. I think of knowing what God wants me to do---being sure of it---and doing it."