Up until last year, I lived my entire life in cold weather areas of the country. When I did, there was always something enjoyable about the disruption caused by a heavy, heavy snowfall. Maybe it was the uniqueness of the day, maybe it was the beauty of a white-covered earth, or maybe it was just the fact that a heavy snowfall forced all of us to slow down a little bit. But either way, despite the inconvenience, there was always plenty of joy to be found in the marvel of a crippling snowfall.
May those of you living in the midst of a winter storm find joy within it today. And similarly, may those of you currently living through a stormy season of life also find yourself able to discover joy and peace within it.
Perhaps a nice warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate and some encouraging words will be helpful:
How I Live: Being a Minimalist (or Minimal-ish) | All Things Campbell by Lisa Campbell. Lisa writes of the joy and impact on well-being that she has found in keeping material belongings pared down to a comfortable, manageable amount.
Minimalist Style: The 10-Item Capsule Wardrobe | Huffington Post Blog by Francine Jay. Whether a 10-piece wardrobe is perfect for you or not, I always appreciate the accessibility with which Francine writes. The principles she promotes in her writing are always highly-transferrable.
One Hour That Will Change Your Life | Stephanie Lynn Stevens by Stephanie Lynn Stephens. This past week, I absolutely fell in love with Stephanie’s blog dedicated to the fact that “less makes room for more.” And if you happen to be reading this post during the quiet of an early morning, you know exactly why I included it.
How to Do Less and Influence More | Relevant Magazine by Jeff Shinabarger. The greatest influencers in our lives rarely have huge followings through social media. A one-on-one conversation by a person who speaks into a life is exponentially more influential than having 50,000 Twitter followers.