Saturday, April 4, 2009


It's time to simplify. I have thought about simplifying my life off and on throughout the years, and like with many other things, thinking about it is a far as I've gotten until now. Where do I start? Perhaps with material possessions. It seems I have quite a few, way more than I need, certainly. And don't even get me started on how many things continue to hang in my closet, season after season, without getting worn. Until now, of course!

What else can I do without? Gadgets? Well I do love my new iTouch and my Mac Book and my cell phone, and I truly covet the remote car starters that my sister Lisa and friend Carrie have. But I could probably do without the under-the-cabinet CD player in my kitchen, since we all have ipods and docks for them. And how many televisions do three people need in one house? Surely not four? But that little person frother for the peppermint creamer in my coffee will have to stay.

I guess this is going to be harder than I thought. Maybe I should start by carefully considering any new purchases. Suze Orman has suggested going a day without spending any money, a week without using your credit card, and a month without eating out. (I may not have these in exactly the right sequence, but you get the idea).

Paying attention to expenditures, possessions, what we eat, what we wear...just 'paying attention' is probably how we can begin to live a life that simpler and more meaningful. Making decisions based on our soul's desires can surely give our life meaning.