Yesterday, I gave you the definition of what it means to simplify. Remember this?
Let’s talk about the first part of that circled definition: having few parts.
Do you know what that phrase means? It means there’s not a lot. There’s less.
I mean, obviously, right?
But I think we forget that when we go out to live our lives. We’re all “rah, rah, let’s simplify!!!” until we see that amazing new chair on CLEARANCE and they’re practically paying you to take it off their hands. 5 months later we’ve totally forgotten about simplifying and wonder how all this junk got into our homes.
I’m there. Totally. I like the idea of having a simple home. But does that mean I can’t buy any fall decor? I like the idea of a simple wardrobe. But what if those boots go on a super great once-in-a-lifetime sale? And don’t even start talking about food.
You have to choose. What do you want? What is best for you & your family in the stage God has you right now? Simplifying is saying no to some things so you can say yes to others. It’s saying no to good things so you can say yes to the best.
Throughout this series, I’m going to share tips that work for my family in the stage we’re in right now. I think they’re great tips. There are a lot I would love to use for the rest of my life. And there are some I won’t use once my kids are out of the preschool stage. The point is this:
Please do not look at these tips as things you have to do if you want to live a simple life.
They are just suggestions. Take or leave.
However, if you feel like your life could use some simplification, but you look at these suggestions and think, “I could never do that!” Well, maybe you should just try. Because you never know – you may end up absolutely loving it!
More options? Or simplified? You have to choose.
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