Monday, February 9, 2015

money advice from the past…

I’m not a true minimalist but I sure read a lot of minimalist’s blogs faithfully and dream of actually being one of these amazing people. One of those people who could boast about having only had what I NEEDED in my closet and, of course, lived in a tiny house. But we can’t always have what we want…so I’ll continue to suffer in my family’s large home. I will continue to buy more and more hangers for all the clothes, that I will have to somehow stuff/hang in Christina and my bursting closet. And I will continue to throw out the “left over” food in our fridge, because we (I included myself in that…WE…haha) continue to cook like we are feeding a small army…not just the five people living here. IMG_7767These are Thomas Jefferson’s ten rules for a good life

(I found these on one of those dreamy blogs) 

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.

Never spend your money before you have it.

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will never be dear to you.

Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.

Never repent of having eaten too little.

Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.

Don’t let the evils that have never happened cost you pain.

Always take things by their smooth handle.

When angry, count to 10 before you speak; if very angry, count to 100.IMG_7768

Pretty good advice, huh???…anyway they made me stop. Now I can actually implement some of these rules into my everyday life, without having to sell everything I own

Happy Monday!


Source//The Minimalist


  1. All of these are good rules to live by, but I especially need to remember "Don’t let the evils that have never happened cost you pain." and "When angry, count to 10 before you speak; if very angry, count to 100." Thomas Jefferson was very smart :)

    1. yeah he was=) I tend to be a worry wart so the first quote you mentioned is a good one for me too...I have it up here at work=)