Happy Sunday. Here are my late Happy Friday Links. I hope they're worth waiting for.
On Friday, when I could have been sat at my screen putting this post together, I visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park with Mum. We went to see the Wave poppies but also walked up to the Longside Gallery to see the Caro exhibition (this photo is of a Caro just outside the gallery). Both were stunning.
Afterwards at the cafe, sipping coffee in the gentle September warmth and breathing in the vast landscape of calm, I was reminded of my smallness.
This week's links have a theme of community. We may be small but the difference we can make individually by even the simplest acts can be bigger than we imagine. Not as monumental maybe as the Yorkshire landscape or a Henry Moore sculpture but just as inspiring.
Leo's love for an inspirational friend, the growing number of people trying Project 333, the return of bloggers from a break and the inspiring group of young adults starting out on a monastic inspired year all speak of people reaching out and sharing with others.
- A Simple Life Starts with a Simple Wardrobe by Courtney Carver via No Sidebar. I still need to give my small wardrobe a tidy and edit. Here's my inspiration.
- Following on from a link last week is A Drinking Story from An Exacting Life. Thank you Dar for a brilliant post and providing links to useful resources including a 7-day unit calculator which I'm going to use.
- The Simplest Way to Create More Calm in Your Life by Jacqueline Stone via Tiny Buddha. It's really as easy as parking your worries for a while and finding something enjoyable and absorbing to refresh you.
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Lily Pebbles. Lily's honest review made me smile. Worth a watch if you have time.
- I almost didn't read this post from Leo, Scott Dinsmore, I miss you Deeply by Zen Habits. I'm so glad I did as it's written with such passion. I want to know more about Scott Dinsmore. Scott's TEDx Talk is well worth watching.
- I stumbled across this link via Radio 4 this morning and wanted to know more. Here's a great story of young adults starting out on a life of Christian simplicity and serving the community. Even if you are non-religious this story is uplifting, Why the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting young Christians to spend a year in God's time by Prior Anders Litzell via The Community of St. Anselm.
- And finally, I know some of us have been missing Laura's blog, No More Spending. Laura has started a new blog, minimalism, travel & budgets. Laura is brilliant at budgeting and making financial dreams come true. Welcome back Laura!
- Also welcome back to Karen from A Quiet Corner and Sue from The Quince Tree. Both returned this week from a blogging break and it's like they've never been away.
Enjoy these reads and have a great week xo