With 2014 fast approaching I wanted to think about a theme for the year for myself to focus on, improve on, and grow. I didn't have to think long and I didn't have to think hard. It's something I've really been craving for the past few months...simplicity.
It is so easy to be consumed with things. In our tiny 800somethingish square feet house it's easy to get overwhelmed with things. So that's where I'm starting. Cleaning out our possessions. I've been in my room for the past 5 hours getting rid of stuff...seriously. Yesterday, I got rid of a few trash bags full of my kids things. It's like a breath of fresh air. But, more then simplifying our things I long to simplify our whole lives. Paring our busy schedules down to have more quality time. Shop less. Covet less. I want to teach my children THINGS don't make you happy. We need to enjoy what we have and take the time to really see how blessed we are.
Now I'm not quiet sure where this leaves my little business. Running a handmade business out of our already cramped kitchen is the exact opposite of simple. It's chaotic, messy, and time consuming. However, I do love it. I need to take some time off to pray about and see where He takes me.
So enjoy your last day of 2013 tomorrow. I hope you all have a very blessed new year!