Sometimes I get tired of thinking about all the things I need to get rid of in my life. It’s a continual battle to evaluate the clutter that makes its way back into the house. I often wonder where it comes from and I admit that it isn’t always fun to keep dealing with it.
Minimalism can bring great freedom, but sometimes having less is not a positive thing at all.
For some things, the best we can have is the MORE.
More time with those you love. We all know that we never get back the time we have lost. It’s been said that no one comes to the end of their life and wishes they had spent more time working. Quality time is a myth. We need quantity time with those we love. I want to be purposeful about making more time for friends and family.
More kindness spoken. Before you say something negative about someone or to someone, think before you speak. So much unkindness is in the world today. Leave the gossip behind you! If more of us spoke kind words to each other, we might not change the world all at once, but it can change the world of one person at a time.
More saving for your future. I haven’t always done a good job of handling money. Life is not just about saving money. On the other hand, I do hope to correct my mistakes and work towards a future where my family and I don’t have to run our lives worried about our finances. When you remove stress about money, a great burden is lifted and doors can open that weren’t available to you before.
More optimism. Negativity is everywhere around us. It takes no effort at all to see the bad in life. Have you ever been around the kind of person that sees the positive in life no matter what happens? I remember having a friend like that and it was almost annoyingly strange. When I stopped to wonder why it was strange, I realized it was because it was so different. I want to be different like that.
More considering the needs of others. Giving away your clutter to others is a fine thing to do. But when is the last time you gave away your time or money to someone who needed it? Think about ways you can give to others. There is so much hurt, pain, and need in the world today especially with recent world tragedies. Anything we can give is appreciated.
More friends you can count on. Do you have friends in your life that you can really depend on or just a large collection of acquaintances? To have friends you can count on, you must be that kind of person as well. I don’t think it’s possible to have too many true friends like that.
I intend to collect as much as I can of the previous items . . . maybe even hoard them.
What will you be collecting? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.