This site is an archive of For the latest information about Susy and her adventrures, visit the Cultivate Simple site.
Thank you for all your support over the years!

Quote of the Day: Louise Dickinson Rich

June 15th, 2014

“Discontent is only the fear of missing something. Content is the knowledge that you aren’t missing a thing worth-while.”

Louise Dickinson Rich We Took to the Woods

I hope you are feeling content today, it’s definitely a process that you work towards. Simplifying is a part of the process of learning to be content with who you are, where you are, and what you have. That doesn’t meant that we aren’t working towards our goals, it means our reasons and motivations behind them are different.

Do you feel like you are content in your current situation?

4 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Louise Dickinson Rich”
  1. Jennifer on June 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

    So content this morning!! Drinking coffee and reading while my babies nap…it will be crazy in just a bit- but I look for pockets of peace where I can find them…so I have a book rec. for you…Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison…it’s my new library favorite…

    Reply to Jennifer's comment

  2. Charlie@Seattle Trekker on June 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Wonderful photo…I find a day at the beach here in the Northwest along the ocean to be truly magical.

    Reply to Charlie@Seattle Trekker's comment

  3. amy on June 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Absolutely:) We Took to the Woods is an old favorite of mine. Wonderful!

    Reply to amy's comment

  4. Colleen on June 19, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I read, We Took to the Woods, upon your recommendation. Thank you.They had such an interesting and contented life. All I need to do each morning to remind myself I am truly content, is to look out my kitchen window. Mountains, water,woodlands, and beautiful vegetable and flower gardens, pure contentment.

    Reply to Colleen's comment


This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

Read previous post:

Yesterday morning I went out to gather eggs in the coop and found a teeny tiny egg in the nesting...