Simple things are so therapeutic for me. Yesterday, I hung laundry outside to dry. It was the first time I’ve ever done it, and I think I’m hooked. Not only did I feel like a good little environmentalist, but I felt like I was taking an active part in my livelihood, not just letting machines run my life.

If I am incapable of washing dishes joyfully, if I want to finish them quickly so

I can go and have a cup of tea, then I will be incapable of drinking the tea joyfully. Thich Nhat Hanh