Sunday, March 29, 2009

10 Good Reasons to be an Ordinary Person . . .


  1. You can throw away your junk: You are not saving it for posterity.
  2. When you fall asleep hugging a pillow, you don't think that you need to talk to your shrink about it.
  3. You derive great satisfaction from walking your own dog.
  4. You can miss a day at work and the world won't end.
  5. You have nothing to hide, and no place to hide it.
  6. You don't travel the world in search of what you have at home.
  7. You don't have to get all dressed up to go get a sandwich.
  8. No one notices whether or not your car is clean, the insides of your closets are neat, and your fence is freshly painted.
  9. You don't have to try to make something out of everything.
  10. You are enlightened, though you don't know what it means ... let alone care about it.

"Why be happy with more if you can be happy with less?"

Source: I copied a page from a great little book,
"The Art of Imperfection" Simple Ways to Make Peace with Yourself
I found it on the book swap rack at my Post Office.

The image is a detail scanned from one of my 18th century Charles Heathcote Tatham Architectural etchings, representing the best examples of ancient ornamental architecture: drawn from the originals in Rome, and other parts of Italy, during the years 1794, 1795 and 1796.

Content in a Cottage

1 comment:

My name is PJ said...

I so look forward to what you leave in your posts - what I think of as reminders to live conciously. I think I should make a poster of this one (REALLY) and hang it in my bathroom where I can read it when I first wake up and before I go to sleep. Thanks!