This is the third time I am attempting to write this particular post over the last couple of weeks. It is the only post that has been lost transferring to the site.
May is book month and with that I wanted to share some books I have recently read. Its a little late in the month, but better than never, right?
The first book I wanted to share is by fellow blogger Kate Carpenter who writes Enuff Stuff
After reading enough books on decluttering, simple or frugal living and book on green living I thought every one of them said pretty much the sane thing. But I so enjoy Kate’s writing style that I decided to purchase her kindle version.
I made this purchase just days before my computer crashed, the first time. I really wanted to read it, so I installed the kindle app on my phone. I devoured this book.
The book begins with a question I will paraphrase. “How do you carve an elephant?”
I knew at this point I was going to love this book. I mean how simple is it to change your life and find what makes you happy than just get rid of what doesn’t make you happy. Of course we all know that is easier said than done. But it doesn’t have to be hard and this book will guide you to finding your own image of enough that makes you content.
This isn’t a book that will tell you to get three boxes and label them donate, keep, trash. Nor are there steps to take to declutter. There are plenty of books out there that do a fine job of that.
Instead, Kate, takes you on a journey to find yourself. Happiness doesn’t come from a clean cupboard, nor does it come from whittling your belongings to 100 or some other arbitrary number. Having enough means looking at all aspects of your life. We all know or have heard of people with perfect houses, or more money than we could imagine who aren’t happy, and that’s because we carry other baggage such as negative relationships or over-burdened schedules just to name a couple.
As you read through Enuff, you will begin to see examples from your own life that have been nagging at your subconscious and realize that needs some of your attention.
So what was the answer to carving an elephant? You chisel away anything that doesn’t look like an elephant.
One last thing, unlike many books written by the author of a blog, this is not a rehash of blog posts. Kate presents you with fresh ideas you can savor.
You can purchase Kate’s book in paperback or eBook from links on her website here Whether you chose to read her book or not check out her blog here, you will enjoy her thoughts in living your life on your own terms.