I don't know what it is, but I've just had enough! Maybe it's the fact that every corner and space of this tiny 1000 square foot house is filled with stuff. Maybe it's the fact that my clothes are so crammed in my closet that I can't find what I'm looking for. Maybe it's the fact that my husband's closet is so crammed that his dress shirts always come out wrinkled even though they are starched. Maybe it's the fact that my savings isn't as large as I would like it to be. Maybe I've stubbed my toe once too often. Maybe it's because every summer we are blessed beyond imagination with a kitchen full of goodies from the garden, and we give pounds of it away and freeze pounds of it for winter and it just feels so good. I don't know. I just know that I'm tired of all the stuff, and I'm cleaning out, throwing away, giving away, and just in general reducing! My dining room literally looks like a garage sale right now as that is where I have taken everything to get rid of. If you were here, you might find something you'd like, and I'd gladly give it to you!
(You may have seen this photo I posted on Instagram of just a smidge of our bounty this summer. Take what you see in this photo and multiply by 100 and you are closer to what we've actually harvested. This doesn't include the peppers, cucumbers, okra and beans!)
The idea of living on little, buying and keeping only what I need, and giving away what I don't, has appealed to me for some time. I'm just sick to death of the excess. I know it gets in the way of how I serve others and serve Jesus. Now, if I tell you I'm reading the book 7 by Jen Hatmaker you are going to think this new way of thinking came from her. Well, not exactly. It's been a growing process over the last couple of years that has actually brought me to this point. I bought the book, to figure out how exactly to do it, and how to do it for the right reasons. Or maybe I bought the book to confirm what I was thinking and that I hadn't lost my mind. Either way, I'm on this journey, and I'm having tons of fun, and my soul feels lighter already!
Today I'm sharing with 5 minute Friday where we write for 5 minutes on an assigned topic. Today's topic is ENOUGH! And that is enough for now!