Simplicity can mean different things to different people. For me simplicity means:
♥ Less Stuff ♥
Stuff is a constant battle. Does it make me feel happy? For a moment maybe, but then it starts to feel overwhelming. Stuff becomes clutter not only in my home and mind, but in my heart. I am by no means a neat freak but when there is to much stuff I tend to become overwhelmed. That leads me shutting down and having a forget it attitude. Not good.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~Matthew 6:19-21
♥ More Time at Home ♥
Learning that it is okay to say No. I don't have to be every where and please every one. (very hard for me since I am a pleaser) This doesn't mean that we will be home all of the time. It means that we will be selective about the things we do and make good use of our time.
She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. ~ Proverbs 31:29
♥ Letting Go of Worry ♥
This goes along with my pleaser personality. I really need to stop worrying about what others think. Make decisions that are best for Chuck, Megan and myself ~ my family ~ with out worrying about what others might think or say. (This is probably my biggest issue. I am so bothered when I think someone is upset with me or doesn't agree with a decision we have made.)
This doesn't mean that I won't plan for a rainy day. It means that I will take each rainy day as it comes. Knowing that I am really not in control but in good hands. His hands!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
♥ Living in the Moment ♥
Not longing for simpler times or for a less chaotic tomorrow. Making today where I want to be.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~Matthew 6:34
♥ Spending Time in His Word ♥
This is the most important thing I can do. It keeps me on track with my priorities in the correct place.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. ~ Psalm 119:105
Life is full of choices. Are you making the right choices? Are your priorities in the correct place? Are you feeling at peace with the direction of your life? I want to be able to say yes to all of those question at all times.
I hope you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments!