- July 12 -

Simplicity Day

July 12 is Simplicity Day. Voluntary simplicity is a not a new concept. In fact it speaks to ancient wisdom that our societies seem to have lost in modern times. Choosing to live a life of simplicity is not about choosing to live in poverty; it is about living in balance. Based on three key...

Simplicity Day

July 12 is Simplicity Day. Voluntary simplicity is a not a new concept. In fact it speaks to ancient wisdom that our societies seem to have lost in modern times. Choosing to live a life of simplicity is not about choosing to live in poverty; it is about living in balance. Based on three key elements - ecological awareness, frugal consumption and personal growth, voluntary simplicity is helping people change their lives and collectively helping to create a better world. July 12, the birthdate of Henry David Thoreau, is the perfect opportunity to help raise awareness in your community about the benefits of simplicity.

Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817. As an author, naturalist, philosopher, historian, tax resister, and more, Thoreau advocated a life of simplicity. He asserted that, “as you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” These same principles fueled Duane Elgins’ Voluntary Simplicity, published in 1981. The book updated an ancient concept — the idea of living in balance. Elgin suggested that, in order to gain true balance, we must focus on three elements: ecological awareness, frugal consumption, and personal growth. Simplicity Day, aptly celebrated on Thoreau’s birthday, champions these same beliefs and encourages individuals everywhere to tune into nature, enjoy the simple things in life, and strive for balance.
Source:
http://oshollidays.homestead.com/Simplify/SIMPLICITY.html
http://theyearoflivingunofficially.com/07/12/simplicity-day/

Categories:

More holidays on this day:

Malala Day
Different Colored Eyes Day

You may also like...

Interesting events from Nature category.

Plant a Flower Day

Plant a Flower Day is a day to get a little dirt under your fingernails. Take a few minutes to plant a flower today. Gardening is a great hobby. It's enjoyed by millions of people, old and young alike. Its a hobby that virtually everyone can participate in, regardless of age, and health....

International Day for Biological Diversity

The International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated each year on 22 May to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues and to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on Biological Diversity on 22 May 1992. From its creation by the Second Committee of the...

The First to Climb Mount Everest

After years of dreaming about it and seven weeks of climbing, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, at 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953. They were the first people to ever reach the summit of Mount...

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. Let's organize a neighborhood clean-up, stop using plastic bags and get your community to do the same, stop food waste, walk to work, start a...

Chrysanthemum Day

Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku) is one of the five ancient sacred festivals of Japan. It is celebrated on the 9th day of the 9th month. It was started in 910, when the Japanese imperial court held its first chrysanthemum show. Chrysanthemums are the symbol of the Imperial House of Japan.

America Recycles Day

Started in 1997. America Recycles Day (ARD), November 15, is the only nationally recognized day in the USA dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. Since there is no national law that mandates recycling, state and local governments often introduce recycling...

Download KeepIn Calendar

Enjoy the interesting stories even on your phone or tablet