Today is Simplicity Day

July 12, 2017 | by: Bill Bradley
July 12th is Simplicity Day! Author, naturalist, philosopher, historian, tax resister, abolitionist, development critic, surveyor, and leading transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817 – and that’s why National Simplicity Day is observed on July 12th (in his honor).

For those who don’t know, Thoreau was an advocate for living simply – something that was reflected in his work. Thoreau is well-known by many for his book, “Walden,” a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings.

In our fast, ever-increasingly busy lifestyles, National Simplicity Day is the time to take a step back and begin to simplify our lives. One can start by slowing down, tuning into nature, enjoying the simple things in life, decluttering and striving for balance. Once you have done this, you can begin to enjoy the many stress-reducing pleasures and benefits of a simple lifestyle. How to celebrate this day? Do or stop doing things to simplify your day.

“In proportion as he simplifies his life,
the laws of the universe will appear less complex,
and solitude will not be solitude,
nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.”

~Henry David Thoreau

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