Definition of Simple Living
It’s the time of year when we tend to reflect on what we are thankful for. This month I’ve seen some posts going around on Facebook where people will say one thing they are thankful for each day. While of course I think it’s perfect that we are thankful for our friends and family and anything else I’ve seen, I wonder how much of that we are just saying and how much of it we are really feeling.
As wives, are we truly thankful for our husbands? That they support us and provide for our families, are we thankful they make the sacrifice of family time each day to be able to bring in an income?
Are we thankful for the roof we have over our heads? The ability to stay warm in the winter and dry when it rains? Are we thankful that we have beds and blankets to sleep in and rooms to gather in?
Are we thankful for the income we have, no matter how small? Do we appreciate that we even have the ability to work?
Are we thankful for the food we have on our tables? The ability to get all kinds of produce all year round. Or to be able to eat the foods we like and be able to eat as healthy as we care to?
Are we thankful for the little things in life? Socks that keep our feet warm, the ease of being able to communicate with those that are far away, kitchen appliances that make our lives easier, cars that get us from place to place.
Are we thankful that we can look towards the future? That we can remember no matter what our situation is right now that the future holds many unknowns and it’s there for the taking.
Life is not a piece of cheesecake. As I ponder the definition of simple living, I realize we have plenty of opportunities to be down and out about our situations. And I’m not saying that we should always be a sunny peach about life! It’s the trials we have to go through that make us stronger, that make us remember who we are, who we need to be, and how to be thankful. And it’s the very definition of simple living that brings us back to a happier state of mind. To remember these things that we are thankful for.
If you’d like to lead a more simple life I would highly recommend that you check out my workbook, 31 Days to Simpler Living. In it you can find 31 days of tips and tricks that will help you lead a simpler life no matter where you live or who you are.
Here are some other simple tips for simple living:
What are you truly thankful for and what is your definition of simple living?