Once we have more, it’s just never enough, is it?
Just think about that for a second. No matter how much we have, no matter how much money we make, it is just never enough, is it? We are always wanting more. And More. And MORE.
Think about your life. What have you bought, just to fit in? What is bigger and better in your home? What have you “upgraded” to? Does it feel like it’s enough? What limits have you set for yourself?
Can I just ask, what makes a name brand, a “name brand?’ Who decided that “this” brand is cool, is better, and is the “it” brand?
In attempts to live with less yet again this year, I have been asking myself some of these questions. Yes, I too, ask myself what I have bought just to fit in? What I have upgraded? What my threshold is?
Unfortunately, in America, we often think we are entitled to the next big thing. That we should have no limits. More is better, right? We think we are entitled to a certain lifestyle. That we are entitled to the next big thing. But where is that Biblical? We see something in a magazine, someone with certain clothes, driving a certain car, having a certain job, and wish we had the same. Thinking that we deserve that too.
My grandma once said…
If you fulfill all of your dream, you’ll have nothing to dream about.
There is a youthfulness about dreaming. There is a freeness that dreaming gives. What if we lived life, not thinking about what we deserve, what we think we need, or even what we are entitled to, but lived life realizing that we HAVE all we need? That we are more than blessed? That having limits means we are content with what we have?
This year I want to continue setting a threshold and set LIMITS. By limiting, we are freeing ourselves to enjoy what we have, not being weighed down by the unnecessary and unneeded. With less, we are freeing ourselves to make time to do the things we really want to do. The less we own, the less we have to clean. The more we say no to, the more time we have to put our best into what we love. The less we do, the more time we have to spend with the people we love. All because of limits set.
What you allow in your home is truly up to you. Look around – what do you wish wasn’t there? How did it get there in the first place?
The decision is up to you. The decision is up to you to allow what you do, into your home and into your mind. The decision is up to you to not allow the desires for bigger and better to settle in.
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