Day Four Living Without Spending Money or Using Energy: Thanks for Nothing Month


| 1/14/2014 8:56:00 AM


Tags: living simply, Blue Rock Station, Annie Warmke, , Ohio,

Earthship“Just for today I will take five minutes to think about how I can increase the Happiness Factor in my life.”

Cold and sunny.

Mornings at Blue Rock Station are the best, even when there’s no hot water for a proper cup of tea.  Jay and I settle into our rocking chairs to listen to National Public Radio (NPR) on the hand crank radio, and wait for the water to heat.  Both of us seem to find ourselves arguing with different news reports, especially the stock market report.

In fact, it’s the stock market report that got us thinking about creating an annual THANKS FOR NOTHING Month.

Fall 2011

One winter day, as Jay and I were driving along Highway 60 into town, I was once again arguing with the radio about how silly the Stock Market Report seemed to be.  It simply has nothing to do with our everyday lives.  In fact, I would argue, it has nothing to do with anyone’s life.  What difference do the numbers going up and down really make - unless you were one of the incredibly small number that were just about to sell or buy a stock - and then I don’t think you would rely on NPR for your up-to-the-minute information.




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