Read these poems about living a simple life for encouragement and thoughts on why a simpler lifestyle may be better.
These poems remind us that living a simple life can help us
uncomplicate our lives. They are the thoughts of others for inspiration and motivation, true food for thought on life and how we live it. Feel free to share these poems with others.
A little more kindness, a little less creed
A little more giving, a little less greed
A little more smile, a little less frown
A little less kicking, A man when he's down
A little more "we" a little less "I",
A little more laugh, a little less cry,
A little more flowers on the pathway of life
And fewer on graves at the end of the strife.
Simplicity deepens life.
It magnifies the simple virtues
On which man's survival depends:
humility, faith, courage, serenity,
honesty, patience, justice, tolerance, thrift.
Simplicity is the arrow
Of the spirit.
I might not ever scale the mountain heights
Where all the great men stand in glory now;
I may not ever gain the world's delights
Or win a wreath of laurel for my brow;
I may not gain the victories that men
Are fighting for, nor do a thing to boast of;
I may not get a fortune here, but then.
The little that I have I'll make the most of.
I'll make my little home a palace fine.
My little patch of green a garden fair.
And I shall know each humble plant and vine
As rich men know their orchid blossoms rare.
My little home may not be much to see;
Its chimneys may not tower far above;
But it will be a mansion great to me,
For in its walls I'll keep a hoard of love.
I will not pass my modest pleasures by
To grasp at shadows of more splendid things,
Disdaining what of joyousness is nigh
Because I am denied the joy of kings.
But I will laugh and sing my way along,
I'll make the most of what is mine to-day,
And if I never rise above the throng,
I shall have lived a full life anyway.