“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”- Hans Christian Andersen.
Every time I shed a little responsibility I imagine a pair of scissors cutting the string to a tiny man that’s holding me down. This makes the shedding of unnecessary belongings and responsibilities a lot more fun. My inherited beta fish died, not much sadness there… *snip snip*! One less thing to do. After nearly losing everything(my life included) material possessions suddenly became unimportant. I now view the accumulation of things as a burden. If I’m going to buy something new I get rid of a few old things to counter balance the amount of things I own, simply because you can become a slave to inanimate objects fairly easy. Not to mention, I evaluate each new purchase with one question, “how will this add value to my life?” If it doesn’t, I don’t buy it. Since life is fleeting I’d rather fill it with experiences over things that I have to pay for and then subsequently take care of. Give me a tasty gourmet meal over another tee shirt, an outing to the movies over some more expensive makeup, or a Broadway show instead of a birthday party and gifts. Why? Because lovely memories are a much greater gift then more material belongings. The object of the “game,” is to cut away as many strings as possible.
Granted, this doesn’t mean you should shirk all reasonable responsibilities, just that due to consumerism we add so many more unnecessary ones. In an already over burdened existence I find relief in cutting the strings. I believe you will too, so consider minimalism and find freedom!
Get out your scissors,
God's Hot SpotFebruary 15, 2017 at 11:50 am (6 years ago)
Amen sister God has blessed many again through changing your life and this testimony is very powerful. You confirmed and reinforced what Bible says that “a person’s worth to God does not consist of or depend on their material possessions.” Indeed the precious memories gained knowing God in Christ is such a PRICELESS GREAT TREASURE the wise “sell all” they have to “buy it.” It means literally getting rid of all junk negative thoughts and things. As you quite rightly pointed out if it does it add value to bless life or not really needed get rid of it. One’s trash is another’s treasure. God bless.Reply
LeahFebruary 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm (6 years ago)
As always thank you for your kind words!❤️