The Call

In the words of Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, January 07, 2018

A new adventure - 12 days and counting. We are drastically cutting back on our expenses with this "new life style" and for the first time in our lives will not have to be trying to figure out a way to make extra income each month to make ends meet. We are grateful!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Well, we guess this is really happening! Almost all of the furniture has left. There are two lawn chairs, a coffee table (which is leaving tomorrow) and the tv console left in the living room. We will list our bed and dining room table and 2 chairs next week and we are making progress toward our "living estate" sale. Looks like we will make enough to cover the down payment our our new travel trailer home before the first real payment in 4 days. We have met many wonderful people who came to take our treasures to their homes. Miracles have been happening ever since we decided to "hit the road" and minimalize our possessions. We feel very blessed tonight.

Makes you wonder how a person accumulates so much "stuff"? And compared to most folks we don't have that much stuff. Selling off most of our books - we love books, not Kindle - and dishes, pots, pans, linens, glassware, all of the items folks "need" in a household. Took all of our family photos out of their frames because it is easier to store photos out of frames. It has been a real project. Downsizing from 950 square feet to 190 square feet. Compared to many folks we already lived in a small space. Sold the VCR so no need to keep the videos LOL. A person has no idea how much stuff is in those cupboards and closets - thank God we don't have a garage. It has been a real project but will feel good when it is completed.