Wednesday, August 6, 2008

National Simplify Your Life Week

The first week in August is National Simplify Your Life Week. What does it really mean to SIMPLIFY? Do you have to give up all of your worldly possessions and move to a bark hut in the woods? Not hardly! Simplifying is all about having enough without having too much -- cutting back on unnecessary spending, slowing down, and FOCUSING on your true priorities. LaVern and I have been practicing this for quite some time now so if any of you need pointers, just let us know! We have learned to say "no", are able to identify if it is a "need" or a "want" when it comes to buying, organized clutter, find one thing to be thankful for each and every day. These are just a few of the things that we practice. We both have said we could easily sell all we own, jump into the little Hobbyline travel trailer and just go. I think each individual has to come to the point of .....stuff is, just stuff ,in their own time. And some never do. Simple joys have a whole new meaning for us. You don't have to go to extremes to unwind or de-stress. Laugh. Be silly. Silly. Now that is a word most people miss. Simplify.

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