Topic: Minimalist

Here is a testament that Courtney & I are related: I sat down to write a post about keeping in touch with old friends when Courtney shared the following post with me (without knowing I was writing the same thing!). I love the point she made, and took it to heart.

All relationships are a 2-way street, it doesn't matter if it's a friendship, kinship or romantic relationship - you both have to work on it. This is something I ...

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A few weeks ago, I shared an experience on Facebook where I told a cashier to have a nice day and the cashier thanked me saying she really needed to hear that.

It made me realize what an impact small gestures can have. How a smile or a thank you can turn someone's day around.

When I shared my experience, dozens of comments poured in from Herbies who had similar experiences. Several had remarked they once went to pay ...

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I'm the kind of person that holds a highlighter when she's reading a book (and thanks to Kindle having a highlight feature built in I can now do this in a less embarrassing way!)

someone writing a note while looking at a laptop

I also jot things down that either come to me on my own (I love a good epiphany) or I hear (maybe a character in a TV show said something profound or that I liked) and because I'm quick to write it down ...

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It may surprise you to learn that I've struggled with anger. I'm generally a happy, upbeat and optimistic person - a real people pleaser, so my anger has always eluded me. 

I wouldn't say I'm a hot head or have a short fuse. For example, I don't get road rage or mad at the waiter if my dinner is wrong. If I call customer service, I'm the nicest person you'll ever help. Seriously ...

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This Minimalist Monday you're in for a treat -- I met Jeanine via email and was inspired by her lifestyle -- namely she lives freely in an RV. I imagine RV living takes "minimalism" to a whole new level, so I asked Jeanine if she'd guest post. I love her message here about happiness, I hope you're as inspired by her as I am!

HAPPINESS IS.... the SIMPLE things in life, the GOOD THINGS in life!

My name is ...

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