Focus Group – Simplicity Sisters

Focus Group – Simplicity Sisters

Simplicity Sisters is a small group that focuses on accountability and encouragement for following the simple adage: “Live. Laugh. Love.”

Each group consists of five to seven members. The women rotate meeting in their respective homes and hold each other accountable to what’s most important in life. Often, this group shares tips on simple living such as:

  • Recipes with 5 ingredients or less
  • 10 ways to de–clutter your home one room at a time
  • Memorizing one scripture per month
  • Creating a daily planner that doesn’t cost a fortune
  • Comfy home decorating without all the “stuff’
  • Positive things to say to your children

The ultimate goal is to encourage one another in living life simply in appreciation for others and seeking God’s influence in all things. Their formation was based on Bessie Anderson Stanley’s 1904 poem, “Success.” Many may recognize it from its marketed popularity using the words: Live. Laugh. Love. This verse is inscribed on her gravestone:

He achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;

Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;

Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task.

Who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it.

Who has left the world better than he found it.

Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;

Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had.

Whose life was an inspiration;

Whose memory a benediction.