"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

---Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince


In the quest for a gracious lifestyle on a limited income, I have decided not to confine myself to material things. Making a conscious effort to court the intangibles, taking liberal doses of compassion, empathy, and faith, can enrich your life more than you might imagine. Focusing on the positive may be the most effective (and least costly) thing you can do to elevate your quality of life.

What precisely are intangible? Intangibles are those things that cannot be perceived by the five senses. Wisdom, love, education, health, and joy are just a few. Intangible are among the finest things to cultivate and possess in this life. They can relieve the pressure of your daily responsibilities, enrich your pocketbook as well as your soul, and elevate the quality (and appreciation) of your life. So on those braided days when the tasks of living seem overwhelming, you might want to make a deliberate effort to cultivate the intangibles.

Intangibles are not for sale. Even the very rich cannot buy a vessel of virtuosity or a hamper filled with happiness, and those of us who choose to cultivate those intangibles will have treasures that do not rust.


From: Frugal Luxuries, Bantam Books, NY, 1997

The original "FRUGAL LUXURIES" ~ Based on the books by Tracey McBride ~ Established 1993

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"FRUGAL LUXURIES: Simple Pleasures to Enhance Your Life and Comfort Your Soul" was written by Tracey McBride and published by Bantam Books, NY, in 1997. It was the first of its genre to synergize the elements of simplicity, frugality and gracious living.

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