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The Wisdom of Taking Care — Day 29

There are dozens of ways to live more simply.

Many people talk about the importance of owning and owing less.

And they are right, less is more when it comes to living more simply.

But there is an additional strategy we can use to discover a less complicated life.

It’s called taking care of what we already have. The idiom, “A pound of prevention is worth an ounce of cure,” is something we all know, but we rarely do.

This expression means that is is better to try to avoid problems in the first place, rather than trying to fix them once they arise.

Questions for you:

  1. “So what problems have you avoided with a little attention?”
  2. “What do you wish you had given more time to before it got worse?”

Would you share?  What have you learned?  What practical lessons come to mind?

Less really is more, and taking care of what we have makes it go a lot further.

Take care.

1 Comment

  1. Spencer

    Thank you Mal. I do enjoy what you have to share. Even though I am very quiet on here I have been touched with what you write and I look forward to reading your post every day. Reevaluating my life every day and on my way to being much happier.

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