One of the main tenets of our family's pledge for this year is to "de-emphasize the importance of 'stuff' in our lives."
We did that in a very real way - by selling or giving away almost everything we owned. We sold our beautiful leather couches, our dining room table for 8, our jeep and car, Tim's motorcycle, the girls' sandbox and playhouse, toys, books, clothing, knick-knacks. Almost everything to our name is in our 36-foot 5th wheel.
It's oddly liberating - living with less. We have only the things that we really want/need/use.
You would think that with a tiny RV as a home, we'd be constantly saying, "Oh, I wish I still had my..." In reality? The opposite is true. Last night, Tim & I were just talking about how we have way too much.
This morning, we gave away more STUFF - a cast iron pizza pan, a cutting board, a sweater coat, wooden blocks, and books.
They were nice things, but we won't miss them.
For the record though, we DO miss people.
How do you actively de-emphasize things in your life?
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