Thursday, February 21, 2013

Simplify


Life has really been feeling cluttered lately. I walk into my closet and feel overwhelmed by all the clothes, our china cabinet is so full of vases that I can barely shut it, our pantry is in dire need of a cleaning. Not only that, but I feel like I'm constantly busy. Not a good kind of busy, just needless busy. Even some relationships in my life have become more of a burden (don't worry, if you are reading this, you are NOT one of them!). My body is also feeling the effects of a diet that is cluttered with unhealthy food. 


In an effort to regain some sense of peace and tranquility, I've slowly started clearing away the unnecessary things of life. A couple trips to Goodwill has made my closet lighter, and I can finally see the clothes that I really love to wear, which makes getting dressed in the morning all the more easy. I've said "no" to some social events that I really don't need to attend in favor of spending time with my family, and it feels really good.

I used to feel more dissatisfied with our townhome- I viewed it as a "temporary" home for us. Well, we've been here almost four years now and God has really been teaching me what it means to be satisfied. Instead of thinking "I need a bigger house for all the things" I'm starting to realize that I just need less things and more contentment with where we are now. It's something that's been ruminating in my mind for about a year now, and I've found such peace with this realization.

So here's to learning how to live a contented, peaceful, less cluttered life. Heaven knows we could all use a little more of that! 

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for writing this! I keep finding that the more I get rid of the happier I am. Surrounding myself with things I love (and only things I love!) feels so freeing. Why keep hanging onto things we kind of like, thinking we might use them someday?? Here's to continuing our purging our freeing up our homes!

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    1. Thats exactly it! I agree, hear hear! =)

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  2. So true! Purging our lives of unnecessary clutter, stuff and commitments is a good thing. It helps us to focus on what's really important.

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    1. Yes, definitely. =) Thanks for the comment Ashley!

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