Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show.
The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less.
I invite you to fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging words to inspire more simplicity in your life today.
Spring Decluttering is Better Than Spring Cleaning | Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper by Joshua Becker. Decluttering the unneeded possessions from our home frees up space in our home (and garage). It frees up time because there is less to clean and manage. It frees up money in the long run. And it is a better way to live for the environment and sets a better example for our kids.
Why People Hated Shopping Carts When They First Came Out | CNN by Nathaniel Meyersohn. The fascinating history of shopping carts—designed to allow us to purchase more and more.
What to do Instead of Shopping – Minimalist Lifestyle Benefits | Hello Brownlow by Amanda. When we try to seek happiness through material things or through what appear to be really fun and exciting experiences, we often feel let down because happiness isn’t what we feel.
Minimalism with a Family | No Sidebar by Nikki Cox. We have reached peak toy season in our home. Both my son and daughter own their own toys, love their toys, and have zero desire to get rid of any toys.
41 Fun, Cheap and Free Things to Do in the Summer | Part-Time Money by Philip Taylor. Here are 41 fun, cheap, and free (minus the fuel costs) things you can do while it’s warm outside. There are plenty of ways to have fun without spending a lot.
Those Things by Which we Get Embarrassed | Joshua Becker on YouTube
Totally agree with you here, pal. Oh yeah it’s been years I haven’t put my feet into such a place. Not anymore. Worse than a good buy. Thrift stores are trying to break the deals and its price can’t be compared to any places. And I truly mean it!
Sheila Rowe says
I am going to find your book tomorrow. As I approach 70 yrs., I am increasingly unsettled by my ‘thrifting’ habit (I just had to change the autocorrect from ‘thefting’ – which it is!). ‘Thrifting’ is a cutesy name for a habit which can become obsessive, disguising itself as a ‘green’ money saver, but in reality consuming the precious resource of time, trapping one in the endless accumulation of variety, skewing one’s taste beyond recognition, feeding insatiable vanity and crowding out the already acceptable options filling our cupboards and closets. In other words, robbing our souls. If you’re young, run from this deception! Full price, well-considered and occasional retail will serve you better in the long run, probably saving you considerably in both time and money, freeing you to consider what a well-lived looks like and allowing you decades to develop in that direction. I’ve made some good decisions and contributions but I wonder what might have been if I hadn’t spent as much time down this rabbit hole. Not living in regret – another time waster – but God willing, I purpose to become more intentional and focussed with whatever time is left on the meter. I’m thankful that during Covid, I was successfully treated for breast cancer and also recovered from a catastrophic fall, broken hip and subsequent joint replacement. These events were clarifying!
Amanda Brownlow says
I absolutely love that I’ve been included among so many other great writers! Thank you for putting together weekend reads. Truly makes the weekend inspiring!
Hello! Your link for the Phillip Taylor article takes me to another site.
joshua becker says
Oh no! Got it changed, thanks for letting me know.
Loved your video on embarrassment. So true, Joshua :)