Friday, July 22, 2011

Downsizing to Happiness- How a Tiny Home Gave a Struggling Family Happiness Beyond Imaginable

"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper."   Quentin Crisp

I swear I am so OBSESSED with this video that I decided to post it and share it with my readers. Last week, I stumbled across a video of Debra's shotgun shack. Her downsizing story is one many of us can relate. We are living in one of the worst depression in the past 100 years. Yet, many us hold on to things that are dragging us down. Although living in a 320 square-feet home is not for everyone I believe there is a lesson to be learned here. 

Happiness comes from having low expectations and living in acceptance. Keeping up with the Joneses will drag you down to a path of financial misery and unhappiness. We don't need huge houses and crazy mortgages to keep us happy.

The more we own the more we struggle. We need to stop caring what other people think. Don't focus on what you don't have and learn to work with what you have. Go small but think big. Gather your family, and set goals. Remember, happiness comes from simple living.  

Debra's home was designed and built by Slabtown Customs: http://slabtowncustoms.com/

Debra & Gary's home business: http://www.etsy.com/shop/minkeebabygifts


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