This week SMART Living 365 recommends a website suggested by Thom. He began reading the blog called “The Minimalists” a few months ago and finds that it is one of his favorites. Why? From my perspective, “The Minimalists” is a “sister” website because many of their posts and much of their perspective is devoted to living a less cluttered and more important lifestyle. And because SMART Living is all about sharing and appreciating all the good around us, we can certainly appreciate the gift that TheMinimalists.com bring to the universal table.
Who are they? The Minimalists are two guys named Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus who gave up their six-figure jobs to create a blog and write essays and books about minimalism and living a meaningful life with less stuff. Thom likes their unique perspective because they are near 30 years old, and are speaking to an entire generation that is faced with major life choices at this point in their lives. Both men knew they weren’t happy working 70 to 80 hours a week for corporations and they decided to take the “courageous plunge” to walk away. They wanted to prove to themselves (and their readers) that they could not only create a happy life with much less stuff—but the freedom that it brought was undeniable. Now can you see why Thom and I both like and appreciate their blog?
Another interesting thing they are trying out is a series of meet-ups across the U.S. to get together with readers and talk about living a minimalist lifestyle. Go to: http://www.theminimalists.com/tour/ to check it out. They will be hitting the larger cities across the U.S. and meeting with people along the way. If you are anywhere near, it might be a fun and interesting way to hook up with people with like minds. Thom and I also think it is a brilliant way to take a vacation and meet old and new friends. Hm…good idea!!
SMART Living 365 is dedicated to helping others achieve their goals to live a rewarding and more meaningful lifestyle—and there is no better way to do that then share what we know and the resources we discover. Like always we recommend you check out this week’s recommended website, and if it speaks to your path—make it a regular part of your life.
“…it is not about “counting your stuff.” It’s about being conscious about what you own, it’s about having only things you frequently use, and, ultimately, it’s about appreciating what you have because you have less stuff.” –Joshua Millburn
“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” –Lao Tzu