When I was younger I remember wondering if I would ever live to see the day when people would throw their collective hands in the air and say “That’s it! We’ve had enough!”

Then I would answer myself, “Most likely… not.”

Then I grew a little older and found myself saying “I want more. I want to do more, see more, be more.” All the focus was on the “More”.

Then one day I woke up and realized that the “More”was overwhelming, exhausting and lonely.

So I threw my hands in the air and said “That’s it! I’ve had enough!” and apparently I wasn’t alone.

I’ve been reading more about American’s dealing with our current economic situation and the changes it spurring on and to be blunt … I love it. Now first let me clarify I don’t love high unemployment rates or retirement accounts being worth nothing or students being told that they cannot go to college because there are no loans or funding for them.

However I do love the little changes.
I love that sales in compost, potting soil and seed packets have increased by nearly 500%.
I love that people are canceling their cable and increasing their exercise.
I love that people are reporting huge amounts of stress in worrying about their jobs, but then are reporting new found happiness in the connections they are making with their children, families and friends as they seek new ways of entertainment and activities.
I love that simplicity and frugality are becoming more chic and desirable than consumption and excess.

I love not being alone in these ideas.

I hope in the coming weeks to share more about these ideas, please let me know if there is anything in particular you are interested in me talking about.