August 08 Simplicity Circle Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

Our next Simplicity Circle Meets on Tuesday, August 5, at the following locations:

12pm-1pm, The Herb Closet, 6520 Iron Bridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23234, 804-377-1690

7pm-8pm, Panera Bread, 11649 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23113, 804-897-7222

Free, informal, friendly and informative!
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Due to the Lazy Days of Summer, I am sharing this message
in honor of a great Comedian,

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete…

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Love

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

George Carlin

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**FYI

I am a member of the Richmond National Association of Professional Organizers.

Here is their website, a great source of local information and events.
NAPO of Richmond

**Consider…Stop using plastic bags beginning this month….I just received a very interesting, must-see email (see pdf on my website) on plastic bags and our environment and wild life. It only takes a decision on your part to just STOP… and reduce the negative impact it makes.

**Upcoming Lecture: “Create a Simple Life…. Working From the Inside”

A unique and lasting approach to creating simplicity in your life. After organizing your closet, desk, or garage, they often do not stay that way. Creating simplicity begins from the Inside of you. Learn a lasting process that enables you to create an inner simplicity that leads to the creation of outer simplicity. Explore for yourself some internal practices that promote and attract simple life to you.

Wednesday, August 13, 7:30pm-9-pm
Unity of Richmond
800 Blanton Ave
Richmond, VA
804-278-6478

Fee: Love Offering

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**Check out my new website, www.SimpleLivingNow.com
Gary Tugan did a great job! GaryTugan@yahoo.com, 804-677-3903

Please pass this Newsletter on to someone you know who might benefit from this information.

Have a wonderful and fascinating summer!

Christine Lynn
Simple Living LLC
804-869-4909
Christine@SimpleLivingNow.com
SimpleLivingNow.com
“Gently Showing Others Another Way”

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