December 27th, 2012
So, here we are nearing the end of another year. Time is ever passing. The past three years have been unexpected, unpredictable and at times small slivers have seemed nearly unbearable. I love the idea and application of intentional simplicity, but I will say that at times life moves us onto a road that brings complexity and complication and the only way to get simplicity once again is to wade through the mire and keep the vision far in front as a shining star to move toward.
I still believe deeply that each and every ‘thing’ in our life either costs or contributes to a life we want to embrace. However, sometimes the ‘things’ that seem to be costing a great deal (of time, energy, focus) must be dealt with so that the outcome then contributes and adds to life and frees up time, energy and focus for those ‘things’ desired even more so.
The little tree came from my parents home ‘up north’ and it is decorated with ornaments my sweet daughter has made over the past fifteen years. Life is so full and abundant; I am looking forward to 2013 as a fresh start and continuing to embrace intentional simplicity daily. Wishing you peace and much love in the new year. x