"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Sunday, 1 July 2018

When less is more

The simplicity of having little in terms of material goods is an awesome freedom.  Every item takes a certain amount of upkeep - either in money, time or both. I only want that which is important enough to take up my time. Making more time happens when I let go of that which I have accumulated. Real wealth is subjective. When I feel rich inside than I am. William Wordsworth wrote in "Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower," ( one of his poems about a child of nature) "The stars of midnight shall be dear to her;" It really is about perspective isn't it? I'm certain she felt the same way about the rainbow.

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  1. Agreed! The more stuff you have, the more you have to manage...and that leaves less time for rainbows.

  2. Yes!! After decades of accumulating so many resources for homeschooling, it's taking me a long time to sift through and get acquainted with the new me, who doesn't need much for myself and my gardening... And do I want to spend my remaining moments sorting and organizing and cleaning things? Not really!

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