I try to keep life fairly simple, as do many of you. However, this is often hard to do in the age of technology! We are always in a hurry, we are always connected, we always bombarded with adds telling us what we need, we are always bombarded with stuff!
I want my life to be simpler in areas that I can control. I want to make closer connections with like minded people, I want to have less stuff, and I want to eat a more wholesome and basic menu, I want to learn the 'old ways', I WANT TO SHIFT MY PRIORITIES!
How about you?
We have become such modern people - and I (personally) would kind of like to live on the fringe a little more. I want a SIMPLER life revolving around family, friends, God, nature and learning.
I want to be free of the burdens that society thinks we should have.
I truly don't care about stuff - all the stuff in the world won't make us happy.
We all strive to be more independent. We are striving to be frugal. We want to keep more of our hard earned funds and still have a great life.
WONDERFUL. I want to save what we have - but I have come to see that 'working harder to have more money - actually takes away some of our freedom'. This is not to say that we shouldn't work. We need enough to pay our bills and support our family, and to take care of emergencies and older age - but do we need to do it in an extravagant way? This is where the terms WANTS and NEEDS come in to play. We need to keep our life simple and humble.
We made it! Every morning you awake - you get another chance to get it right. It costs NOTHING!
I recently saw a quote and a prayer in our daily paper that really hit home with what we all seem to try to live.
"When contentment is elusive, it's time to re-examine our priorities."
WOW - that is pretty profound in my book.
Are you where you want to be? Are you living the way you want to? Do you feel complete?
If you answer NO - then it's time to re-examine what you are doing and how you are living.
Quit worrying what others think, quit trying to impress, be honest with yourself and be the you that you want to be. Make YOU the priority!
"Help us O God, to live simply, instead of accumulating stuff, help us to share blessings. Help us to have more by needing less. Amen"
I love this. Yes, we can have more by having less material stuff. We can have more of the important things - family, friends, happiness, feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction, contentment, etc. - more of the good life.
I just wanted to encourage each of you to step back and re-examine your priorities and what you really want in your life this year.
Since you are here reading this, I figure you want more life and less stress like me.
I pray this year we can ALL achieve our goals and encourage each other on whatever road that life gives us to travel.
Blessings my friends