Sunday, September 28, 2008

7 Keys to the Good Life

When people think of the good life, they tend to think of it as something distant, complicated, and difficult to attain. Yet there really isn’t that much to it. If you want to put together the feeling of the good life, these are the key things you will need:

  1. Clean water
  2. Clean clothes
  3. Fresh food
  4. Shelter, or balmy weather
  5. Peace and quiet
  6. Friendly people
  7. Lighthearted music

Put these seven elements together, and you could make a convincing one-minute movie for your own resort. Yet none of these seven keys to the good life has to be expensive. When things are going even moderately well for you, all seven are within your reach.

Resort destinations and cruise lines try to make you feel like a millionaire — and spend like one for a week or two. But if you’re looking for the good life, what matters most is that you take the time to pay attention to a few of the more basic things in life.