Today, Black Friday, is the largest shopping day of the year. In some ways, its become a bigger “holiday” than Thanksgiving.
People go out insanely early, some even camping out in line for hours, to get shopping bargains. Stores and malls are crowded. It’s crazy.
I’ve never been a big Black Friday shopper. In fact, quite the opposite is how happening.
Exactly a year ago a significant change began taking place in my life. On vacation in Florida, I began reading about simplicity and minimalism. I read just about everything I could find, and discovered something my soul had long been searching for, I just didn’t recognize it.
LESS IS MORE.
I have found that all the stuff I had was weighing me down; it was a hinderance; it was visually distracting; and most of the crap I had I didn’t even need or use.
So, over the last year I have simplified, minimized and significantly reduced the number of “things,” the “stuff” I have.
And I’m far better for it.
If you stop and actually LOOK at everything you own, you’ll be shocked. I was. It’s staggering the amount of stuff we have. And most of it you don’t need and don’t use.
I have found much joy and freedom in reducing the amount of stuff I have. I think you would too.
So, below are some links to the most useful reading I found on simplicity and minimalism. Take a look, you might be surprised at what you find.
- Becoming Minimalist
- The Art of Simple
- Zen Habits
- Miss Minimalist
- The Minimalist Mom
- Loving Simple Living
- The Minimalists
Scripture link: Ecclesiastes 5:10 (Amazing, huh? Yea, its in the Bible!)
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