There are many wonderful people online pursuing and promoting simplicity. When you find some time this weekend with a nice cup of coffee or tea, may you find inspiration in these words as they encourage others to find more life by owning fewer possessions:
Finding Contentment — Thoughts on the Downsized Life | Storyline by Donald Miller. Donald writes of his experience moving into a smaller space (a twenty-year old Volkswagen camping van) and the freedom he has enjoyed because of it. He writes, “There’s a lot that goes into happiness and I’m not saying downsizing is the key. But I think it’s a big part of it.”
16 Ways to Become More Content | Money Saving Mom by Crystal Paine. If you are struggling to be content with your lot in life right now, here are 16 ways to help cultivate contentment and a love for the life you have been given. Many wonderful ideas.
What is enough food? 147 Meals Later. | Huffington Post Religion by Jeff Shinabarger. After receiving his holiday-spending credit card statement in the mail, Jeff asked a bold question, “What if we didn’t buy any groceries for the entire month? But lived on all the food in our kitchen pantry, refrigerator and freezer?”
A Cluttered Life: Middle-Class Abundance | University of California. “Contemporary US households have more possessions per household than any society in global history.” In the first episode of this three-part series, three UCLA social scientists present a stunning, visual ethnography that reveals the material culture of today’s modern household.
Becoming Minimalist With Joshua Becker | Simple Life Together. I enjoyed being featured on this recent Simple Life Together Podcast with Dan and Vanessa Hayes. We talked all things minimalism with a special emphasis on families. If you are a spouse or a parent, you’ll find value in it.