Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in Reflections | 6 comments



 The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. 

~Doris Janzen Longacre


With school starting back up in a couple of weeks, I've been taking inventory. I've been eyeballing bedrooms, dressers and closets – assessing what we have, and making a mental checklist (Wouldn't it be awesome if I actually wrote these things down. Imagine how productive I'd be!)  of what we'll need in the fall. 

And here is the conclusion I've come to: 

Once again, we've accumulated too. much. stuff.

Oh what will it take to finally penetrate my thick skull with the truth that less is freeing – less is less stressful – less is easier to manage – less is spiritually, financially, emotionally beneficial? 

I'm shooting myself in the foot by hungering for more.