today is a holiday.

today is 70 degrees and sunny.

today, my neighbor spent 3-4 hours cleaning out his garage.

today, i pushed my daughter on the swing and helped my son learn to ride his bike.

Joshua Becker

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  1. says

    Today we slept in, spent time with the kids and went out to lunch. There were lots of lawn mowers going around us and my house needs some attention, but I think we focused on the important stuff. What a great day!

  2. says

    It’s been two years since I first read this post and I’ve come back to it a few times. You are certainly an eloquent writer Joshua but this post is as vivid as any of the others in just a few words.

    Today, I dressed, fed and played with my son before he went to day care because I quit a job that was needed to maintain a lifestyle I no longer wanted. The time I now have to be there when he wakes up and gets home from day care is invaluable. Minimalism has played a huge role in getting me there.

  3. says

    Last weekend was Labor Day.

    My husband and I spent a couple hours cleaning the garage – and didn’t finish. We also spent time cleaning our cluttered house.

    I couldn’t help but remember your story, and hope that some year, we won’t have any need to spend a day or weekend to clean out clutter!

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