May 24, 2013

The Things of This World

Last year, we began.
The house was full, too full of things:
ordinary, everyday things,
which were just filling up our rooms and our lives.
They weren't necessary.
They weren't needed.
Things took up our time and our space. Things suffocated our lives.
Not in a hoarder way. Just an average American way. And we didn't like it.
So, we started to downsize, purge, reorganize, donate, and toss,
and we carefully considered what we brought into our home.

It has been a process.
We are still learning and still finding things to release.
As incredible as it sounds, we still have more things than we need.
Yet, we are reaping the benefits.
Our time isn't consumed with moving things, organizing things, cleaning things, or fixing things.
And, if I'm completely honest, for the most part, we don't even notice the things that are gone.
After all, they were just things.
~ Dorie

1 comment:

  1. Things are just things, aren't they? We moved into our cozy house knowing we would need to be intentional and it makes our lives so much easier :)


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