The Other Side


Due to work commitments this is where I spent last night.  While it is all very luxurious I find the excessive resources a bit overwhelming. I do not need towels as big as a bed sheet  nor 32 square metres of space for 1 person to sleep.  The shower head dispensed more water in one short shower than would be required by a Third World family for a week.

I am looking forward to my own bedroom, open windows and bird chorus to wake me.

For me, it really is a matter of “There is no place like home”.  That is where I try to, “Live simply so that others may simply live”.  The inequity of resources in the world is obscene.  Is it any wonder that there is so much anger and hate in the world when everyone is scrambling to get their bit of the finite pie?

Have a calm and fulfilling day wherever you are.

4 thoughts on “The Other Side

  1. How true – I love that quote “live simply so that others might simply live”…. I just spent three weeks backpacking around Malaysia and Borneo with my daughters. It was refreshing to be around people who were enjoying the simple things in life like family and nature. I found the Malaysian’s to be so happy and friendly. I think in our more developed countries we tend to be chasing the almighty dollar so much we forget to live!

    • I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday. How delightful that you could appreciate the joy to be had from the simple things. I always try to bring something of what I experienced on holidays home with me and incorporate it into my life at home. Not always easy but worth trying.

  2. What a lovely, thoughtful post, Fairy. I like your sentence, “I am looking forward to my own bedroom, open windows and bird chorus to wake me”.

    And the inequity of resources is shocking isn’t it. Thank you for inspiring me to do my bit to live more simply.

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