This past year I haven’t stepped into many stores and haven’t done much shopping for clothes. Honestly, it feels like I’ve been really good this year in not buying many clothes, but I looked at my spending over 2016 and was amazed at what I found.
Why live simply? Why minimalism? Why would anyone want to live this way? My short answer: JOY. This way of life isn’t for everyone. Not everyone would enjoy living this way. But for me, it a dream come true.
Have you ever looked at the ingredients list on your shampoo bottle? It just doesn’t sit well with me. So many chemicals! WHY? IS THIS NECESSARY? It just seems like a bad idea to be putting these ingredients on our body and down the drain. So I did some searching. Here is what I discovered!
According to dictionary.com the word content means: to be satisfied with what one is or has. In order to be content with what one has, first we need to be thankful. Are we truly thankful for what we have, or do we feel that what we have is never enough?
Confession - I rarely step into a mall anymore. I remember walking through the mall over a year ago and all I could think was, THIS IS CRAZY! How many clothes are actually in this huge building in all these different stores? Is this really necessary? What a waste of materials and labor!