I’ve been thinking lately about purging. Getting rid of things. What do I really need to keep?
I’ve been thinking about this thing called a tiny house. And how much I would really love to have one. Because it would force me to keep things to a minimum. I couldn’t fill space with endless things because there wouldn’t be space to fill. And I keep thinking how amazing that would be.
A house of about 250 square feet.
With room for everything I need, and much that I want.
I find that I cycle through periods of excess and periods of giving away. And when things are at a minimum, I am truly happy.
I need to keep friends. Family. Encouragement. Gratitude. Hope.
I don’t need to keep twenty shirt, ten pairs of jeans, and endless shoes and socks. Those do nothing for me in the end.
I need to keep the relationships and good times. Hold tightly to faith and love. Store up words of the Creator in my heart and fill my mind with joy.
And so as I busy myself looking into the realities of building a tiny house, I look forward to a minimal life. One where material things don’t rule me. One where memories build happiness, and relationships build joy.
That’s what I want to keep.
It’s Five Minute Friday, and after a few weeks away during a crazy month, I’m joining up again with this amazing group of women as we write together, for five minutes. Check out Kate’s place for all the awesome details.