Simplify your life


“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand….”
Henry David Thoreau


Even before she was a teenager, my daughter’s closet overflowed with clothes. It was difficult to see everything because clothes hung on top of clothes. It was only after cleaning out the closet, discarding old blouses and pants and shoes – and reducing her total clothing count – that we could fully see and use her entire wardrobe. Less actually became more.

Sometimes, life is the same way.

We often overflow our lives with so many things, not only material possessions, but activities, personal commitments, professional responsibilities, hobbies, people, pets, worries and other items. In some ways, the concept of decluttering runs counter to our culture of making ourselves incessantly busy and acquiring stuff.

Simplifying our lives is a wise alternative. Doing so frees us to spend time and energy on the truly important, which often comes to light when the noise is stripped away.

Declutter your life. Simplify.

Less will be more.


3 Responses to “Simplify your life”

  1. 2 gardeningonthego December 28, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Your philosophy has changed little over the years. (That’s a compliment, not a criticism because it was a fairly rational one to begin with.) I recall a discussion with you “back in the day” about the advantages (or perhaps the consequences) of winning the lottery: And what would YOU do with all that money?

    You had no plan. You said something like all that you (or any rational person for that matter) could possibly need was a pair of jeans and a few shirts, etc. “Why would anyone need more than one pair?” you asked.

    Glad to see you are sticking to your principles, even though I’d wager you have more than one pair of jeans in your closet these days. Either that, or you just have not won the lottery yet…

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