Voluntary simplicity is not easy but it’s necessary if we want to live our lives to their fullest purpose.

The author points out that living with less is life giving and freeing. Minimalism is not new. It’s been promoted for 1000s of years.

May 27, 2023 we started a book called The More of Less by Joshua Becker. It was recommended by a friend and I had no idea the changes in my heart that were about to happen.

Within 10 minutes the words hit me hard. We have spent so much time cleaning, organizing and rearranging that little time is left for the activities we truly want to devote our time and energy to enjoying.

The words hit so hard that on the way to dinner with my husband and daughter, I replayed the 1st chapter for them. We had a good talk at dinner about what it meant and what activities and things brought us joy.

This morning on the way to church we started chapter 2.

I was convicted to my core. Andy was encouraged that there is an end to the mess. That we can have a life we enjoy instead of the incessant cleaning and reorganizing of the same stuff.

We made a decision to go all in.

This afternoon, we visited the storage unit, full of stuff, to assess our problem. We brought some home to go through, and listed a few things for sale. We decided to use what we are selling as a fundraiser for Sarah and Mark’s adoption. Some items we are donating to other causes.

It feels good to have a plan and also a little daunting.

Freedom from stuff… here we come.