There Is More To Simple Living Than Cleaning Out The Garage!

sunset-1014794_640In the last few years, there’s been a lot of talk about “living simply” or “simple living.” But what does that really mean for your life? And how is that even possible for a busy family with kids? This article gives an interesting perspective on this topic, especially why the act of simplifying has a positive impact on your life and your family. I love the basic message – it frees up time. Time that can be spent with your family doing more “whimsical” things.

No matter how easy it is to subscribe to the idea of simple living, the practice isn’t always simple. In fact, sometimes it sounds like almost as much work as un-simple living. Saying no to invitations or requests sounds harder than just saying yes and following through.

Cleaning out the garage and sneaking into your children’s dark bedrooms to “edit” their toys while they’re asleep (because heaven knows you could never pull that off while they’re awake) sounds a whole lot harder than just closing their bedroom door or declaring the garage uninhabitable space.

It is work to keep your life simple.

It is work to edit your belongings and limit your consumerism and keep a firm handle on your calendar.

It just is.

But in addition to many other benefits, it leaves room for one beautiful thing that we don’t talk about a lot.

It leaves room for whimsy. For wonder. For magic.

And in a day where our kids are shackled with heavy backpacks and stacks of homework… where our teens are pressured to be smart, be wise, be beautiful, be humble, be young, be mature — all at once and without any lapses… wherewe are inundated with the next best way to feed our families, to unlock the secrets of youth, to pursue our life’s work…

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Author: busydayparenting

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