Keep Life Simple
So many of us are wanting a simpler life style … and so many of us don’t know how to achieve simplicity.
While talking with an older friend one day, she said, “If I had my life to live again, I would have kept life simple”.
Curious as to what she meant, I asked “simple?”
“Yes”, she said slowly. “I would not have accumulated so many clothes, nor so much stuff, as I look back now I thought it was all so necessary, when really it wasn’t – it was all so unnecessary”.
My friend was 89 years old when we had this conversation. At her age, “reflections” occupy a lot of one’s time.
Actually, if you ask a wise older person their thoughts on almost any matter, they usually have plenty of wisdom to share. Ask them “what not to do” and “what to do” usually they know …
“Simple life” was her advice to me that day. “Live your life in a simple manner” she said, “you don’t need all the stuff you have”.
She’s gone to heaven now; however, I often think of her counsel.
I know she’s right.
Can you think of a few ways to simplify your life? I know I can. Surely we don’t need all the jeans that keep our drawers from shutting …
Words from a wise dear friend … live a simple life.
“ … I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content”. Philippians 4:11
“I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw”. Proverbs 24:32
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want …” Psalm 23:1
“Dear Heavenly Father, I admit my life is not in balance. Show me where I can trim my “stuff” be more content with what I have and give of the overflow. I truly want to live simply so that others can simply live”.