When less is more

When less is more

Spring cleaning is happening at our home. We are going through our rooms one by one and see what we can sell, give or throw away. It feels really good to get rid of the stuff we hardly use anymore. It feels lighter every time there’s more empty spaces around the house, more plain walls, the less cluttered cabinets, the uncrowded wardrobes and the cleaner shelves. Less is actually more. At the moment, it feels right to live a simpler life. With two young boys constantly roaming in the house and in my head, life is already crowded enough and the look of an empty corner in the house just feels refreshing and serene. Aesthetically wondersome!  And now as we envision our new house that we are moving into, we know exactly what we want. Less is more.

Let me leave you with a journal taken directly from ‘The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook’ Edited by Pat Ennis and Dorothy Kelley Patterson

…Recently she unearthed a treasure, a much more significant find than gold or silver. In an old diary of her mother’s she discovered Ella’s prescription for contentment:

  • Never allow yourself to complain about anything not even the weather
  • Never picture yourself in any other circumstances or someplace else
  • Never compare your lot with another’s
  • Never allow yourself to wish this or that had been otherwise
  • Never dwell on tomorrow- remember that tomorrow is God’s, not yours.

Ella’s eyes were fixed on eternity. Her tomorrows belonged to God. She had given them to Him. And because all her tomorrows belonged to God. She had given them to Him. And because all her tomorrows were nestled in God’s strong arms, she was free to live today.