I read this quote for the first time the other day and found it inspiring. I've been thinking about it and trying to apply it to my "making space" adventure here. It does ring true.
Some questions that have occurred to me lately:
Does putting out every single one of our Halloween decorations have more impact, or does choosing our favorites and arranging them in a way where we can see and enjoy everything make more sense? Does the number of toys we have out make it easier or more difficult for my son to choose what to play with and enjoy it? If my blog reader is overflowing with blogs to the point that I don't look at it anymore because it is too overwhelming, what is the point? If my closet is overstuffed, and getting dressed is a chore, perhaps it is time to pare back and enjoy what is necessary.
That's what I've been thinking about and I've taken some steps toward cutting the unnecessary, including a Purple Heart pick-up next week, and a rotating bin of toys and books that goes out to the garage.
How do you decide what's necessary and unnecessary?
This post is part of a 31 day series....read them all here.