"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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3 comments:

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

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  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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