I am really enjoying the experience of reading through Simple Abundance and having a place to share thoughts, quotes etc. The group, A Year of Simple Abundance, on Facebook is small, and the number of members who post smaller still, but that’s the manner of Facebook groups: a small band of sharers and a milling crowd of watchers, who enjoy the thinking, and have plenty that they could share, but don’t because they’re shy, not sure they can add anything to a discussion or because they join the group in eagerness and then it drops down their feed because Facebook algorithms are good at pushing the groups you participate in. By the way, I don’t judge the quiet lurkers: I know sometimes what you need from a group is membership without the pressure of sharing. That’s why I have some groups that I belong to but never post in, just to be able to relax and let the thoughts of others float by.
Anyway, I’ve been making quote squares for the group since January started, and creating them really does make me read, concentrate and isolate the kernel of knowledge I want to take from that day’s reading. It’s like highlighting the text, only with the added fun of using Powerpoint to create a picture as well. I figured that the quotes may be useful to other people, as inspiration, to share or simply to cogitate on, so I’m hoping to make a regular post sharing all the quotes during that week. Today’s post is two weeks, sorry, because I only thought about doing this last night. Read, enjoy, think over and tell me which ones speak to you.
And remember, if you’re on Facebook you’re quite welcome to join A Year of Simple Abundance and lurk. You’d see the quotes and the small passage I write about them everyday, and be very welcome to join in any discussion, post the parts that speak to you and share your thoughts on how we can use Simple Abundance to create a calmer, more peaceful, balanced and beautiful life.
January 1st to 7th slideshow.
January 8th to 11th slideshow.
January 12th to 14th gallery.
January 15th’s quotation: that brings us up to date. Like I said, let me know which, if any, of these speaks to you. And feel free to share them on social media, with friends and relatives. We all need a little inspiration in our lives, and sometimes the fact that a quote we loved is loved by others makes such a difference. We are not alone.
Like all my blogs, Facebook groups and other social media content, A Year of Simple Abundance is free to join and ad free as far as possible.
How to Hygge the British Way is my gift to the world. I don’t get paid for writing it, I’m not in it for the kudos, financial rewards, to become an influencer, work with brands or otherwise make any money from the blog. That’s why there are no ads, and any products I mention and recommend have either been gifted to me or bought by me with my everyday wages or donations from supporters.
I do get a couple of pennies each time someone buys from the Amazon links on my page, as an Amazon Affiliate, but otherwise if you’d like to support me, I like to give something back in return. That’s why I write books. You can find a full list of my books at my Author’s Page on Amazon, but especially recommended for this time of year are:
Happier: Probably my most personal book, it’s the story of how I used hygge and the little rhings in life to help boost my happiness. I still go back and reread to remind myself what I need to do to be a happy human.
Cosy Happy Hygge: Setting up a rhythm to life and rituals to enjoy it to make for a more balanced life that handles waves and storms better.
If you’d like to support me, but don’t want to buy a book, I have a Paypal.Me account as Hygge Jem. Every little helps, so even a few pence goes towards the books, goods and courses I use and recommend on the site. I’m grateful for every little bit that brings me closer to my dream of full-time writing, and I know I couldn’t still be writing if it weren’t for the support of many readers and friends out there. Thank you all for every little bit of support, emotional, physical and financial, you give me.