"Life is made of small daily acts. Savings in food budget come by pennies, not only by dollars. Clothing budgets are cut by mending stitch by stitch, seam by seam. Houses are kept in good repair nail by nail. Provident homes come not by decree or by broad brushstroke. Provident homes come from small acts performed well day after day. When we see in our minds the great vision, then we discipline ourselves by steady, small steps that make it happen." (Barbara B. Smith, General Conference, October 1980)
Sometimes it's hard to know exactly how to simplify life. Check out these tips at Thehomesteadingboards.com for 26 simple ways to help you begin your journey to self-reliance.
Some of their suggestions include: planting a garden, cooking from scratch, learning how to preserve your own food, compost, learn to hunt or fish, make your own cleaning products, collect rainwater, grind your own flour and bake your own bread, and repurpose everything.
Becoming a provident provider is essential to our welfare and the welfare of others. When we are righteous stewards of our resources, Heavenly Father will bless us and enable us to bless others.