I have enjoyed reading your comments on how you live in a small home. I can sense the contentment that each of you have. I admire you!
Whether we live in a small home or want to one day, or to live with less stuff, it all comes down to the heart. I have learned that the closer I live to Christ the less stuff I want. The older I get the less I want to have to care for. 😊 (that's me)
Contentment is something that must be obtained each day of our lives. Just as easy as it is to be contented, it is just as easy to become discontent with what we have and even with our family.
A home with less stuff is more focused on the family that lives within.A child doesn't really want the stuff we buy for them. Children really seek for our attention and our time. I have found this to be so true as I stop what I am doing and give my full attention on what my girls are sharing with me. It may not be important, but it is important to them. Drop everything and do something one on one with your child and see them light up from simply giving them attention.
Going to the bareness was for a good cause adopting our daughter from China. We sold it all because she mean't more to me then stuff. And I would sell it all again. It's just stuff.
Only keep what you love and think is beautiful.
This week I am purging once again and I love it! Not only do I desire to live with less stuff in my home, but also with less media and internet in our lives. Instead, we are finding things to do where we are not thinking about the internet, cell phones and staying out of the stores.
The influences out there are strong making us feel that we must buy a big house, nicer clothes, the best car, and furniture to be happy. ( We have found that happiness is in Christ.) If each of us would cut off those influences we could focus on living life simply and contentedly.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
I Corn 15:58