Can you imagine owning only 100 things? Over our front entry I have a crafted sign that reads, “Simplify.” I try to look at it and repeat the word each time I leave the house. Owning only 100 things is a bit drastic even in my mind, but I couldn’t resist this review while I searched for the perfect “on the beach” vacation book:
Dave Bruno offers compelling anecdotes and practical advice readers can use to resist consumerism and live a more meaningful life. The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul provides an opportunity for readers to consider how positive life changes can occur when an individual chooses to defiantly hop off the treadmill of consumerism and start living a saner and more satisfying life. Read the start of the book on Google Reader.
Book Review: I dove in while I enjoyed the sand, but I have to be honest, I felt the book was too slow and I gave up reading it about half way through.
The book did get the cogs in my head turning though… Do we really need so much stuff to be happy or for our kids to be happy? We packed a zillion and two camping toys for the girls. They played with two things: the bikes & the bug catcher.
So when Shad sent a text this week saying, “Let’s do 100 things this weekend” I paused. “Sure, 100 things, why not?“ *Imagine this phrase in a sing-song, high pitch, and sarcastic voice. Then he purposed a unique plan, the same plan I will purpose to you tomorrow…
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