Day 288 Friday’s Favourite Five

My favourite five comments for this week

Once again there were so many great comments this week that I had a hard time choosing but here are the five I had to restrict myself to. To everyone who isn’t in the five this week I thank you all for the great input that you contributed to make my post more informative. Check out Sunday’s post you may find yourself there.

Bronwyn on Day 283 – I love the way you look at things…!!! And the way you have given me permission to let go… Read more

Isabella on Day 284 – I have another benefit – a clearer mind… Read more.

Karin on Day 285 – I still have a looong way to go, but I love the rewards… Read more.

Willow on Day 285 – Choices: I joined Project 333 and am limiting my clothing… Read more.

Becky on Day 286 – As a former “recreational shopper” who’s been reformed for a long time now… Read more

Five post I enjoyed reading from other blogger this week

Finding me in FranceYou get what you pay for.

So Much More Life – your mind

Becoming MinimalistKeeping words plain and simple (I know I can stand you use a little bit of this advice)

Step 1 Minimalist – Kaizen

The Art of Minimalism – How to increase consciousness and improve your quality of life


With the amount of hours my husband spent playing this game I feel reasonably confident that if the pilot and co-pilot on our next flight were both rendered unable to fly that my husband could step in a save the day. Let’s hope it never comes to that!

Computer Game (D)

5 Things I am grateful for today

  1. It is the last shift at my current jobI managed to pin point the main reason for leaving  and that is that I have never felt more undervalued in a job in all my life and that is hard to take. Sounds like a bit of a negative spin on gratitude I know but it makes me all the more grateful that I have made a stand.
  2. Life’s Lessons – although I am finally moving on to a new phase I realise that the last three years have taught me some valuable lessons in life and I am grateful for that and hope I never forget what I have learned.
  3. See the bright side – I prefer to be a cup half full kind of person.
  4. Being in a position to choose – I realise that I am fortunate to be in a position where I can choose to move on without have to worry about financial burdens. Some of my friends aren’t so lucky.
  5. My friend Liz – She and I have such philosophical conversations together more so than any friend I have had before and I love her for that.


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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. Don’t you just love the phrase recreational shopper? It really makes you think about why we consume and collect things we really don’t need…


    • Hi Bobbi,
      Yes that phrase really does sum it up nicely doesn’t it – shopping just for the sake of it – you have to wonder what the less fortunate think of that. It makes me feel ashamed of my past transgressions. It does sound like a good post topic though I must go and start a draft. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the link to FindmeinFrance. What an inspiring story! And yes, recreational shopping is an appropriate term…ugh!

    • Hi Willow,
      Bobbi is such a hoot isn’t she. I haven’t had my fix of Finding Me in France for a couple of days as I have been away again. Easy day tomorrow so I will catch up then.
      Also there will be more about recreational shopping in tomorrow’s post.