I have spent the last while decluttering…rooms, toys, clothes. I’m still not finished. It seems like an endless task sometimes. The stuff overwhelms me. The mounds of plastic toys, the games, the dressing up clothes. Bags that have been removed from our house and the contents going unnoticed…
How can we not notice so much stuff?
How much of our lives, if it were removed, would be missed?
I want to simplify our lives, to pair it down…to have less.
I want our girls to appreciate what they have, look after it and enjoy it.
I want their imaginations to run wild, to not rely on things to play with but create their own.
I want to influence as they grow, how they value people, how they can love, rather than focus on what they can accumulate.
I want to create space both physically and emotionally, to have a calm home, a place to recharge and escape from the busyness of life.
The stuff in our house reflects the stuff in my mind…thoughts, images, noise that bombards and invades. I strive to keep it out, to keep out the things that clutter my mind and that distract me from what is truly important.
I find this a daily struggle, finding the calm, keeping life simple. Pointing my girls away from the distractions and towards what is important, to Him, the rescuer, the one true thing that matters.
I loved this post about Finding the calm and being creative. Have a look!