Philippians 4:19 "And my God shall supply ALL your need according to His riches in glory by Jesus Christ"
I have become a fan of "SIMPLE." It's taken a couple of years to figure this out. Having to move several times, before my husband passed away and then twice since that difficult event. Every time I relocate my possessions become less and less. Things that I thought were priorities have either been sold, donated or thrown away. Of course, I love "things" but I am earnestly trying to buy less of them. Downsizing seems inevitable. As our children become grownups and move away, we are left with boxes and bins of "this and that" accumulated with a mental label, "KEEP THIS" or "REMEMBER WHEN...." It is stashed in our attics, garages and closets much like the National Archives but on a smaller scale.
As time progressed, I became accountable for so much "stuff" like some kind of family curator. Now that I've moved into a smaller space, these items are weighed, tested and proven to be either necessary or expendable. There is actually a great deal of freedom in clearing out clutter. My mind doesn't keep track of the item any longer. (I read that once about our mind keeping mental inventory of every possession we have stored, stashed and ferreted away).
I noticed that since simplicity has come to live in my home, I have more time. Being widowed and retired offers new opportunities for thinking, doing and living in general. Not so much concerned any longer with the urgencies of a hectic, boiler room job, I read more, write more, and volunteer. Service to others is essential and has been very fulfilling. Find something that brings you joy and do it!
What could you do to "bring simple" into your home?
What unnecessary items are stowed in your archives?
Could those unwanted items be "gifted" to someone who might be in need of them?
What could you do to serve others?
"Now where did I put that recital costume from 1950? Maybe I'll make a shadow box someday and display it." Yepper, see what I mean???