A frying pan - just one, a glass baking dish, one pot, two spatulas, three spoons and a whole set of knives. That is all I have. No, that is all I need. No, that is MORE than I need. You see, I’ve gone full circle and reached the point where I know that less is more. I know that one frying pan is easier to clean and that a few shirts take a lot less washing.
It’s time to get on with living. What does that mean? It means knowing that priorities are what we choose to make them. Fancy car, fancy house, fancy schools, fancy...whatever. We become attached to them and they enslave us. We all do it. We all fall for the “more is better” lifestyle until the day that we lose something or someone really precious and realize that more is just more. More to take care of. More to lug. More to worry over. More to fix. More to take precious time away from our lives.
Choices define our lives. Some of us make choices to surround ourselves with stuff. Some of us make choices to lose ourselves in work so that we can pay for our stuff. Some of us choose to leave the people that matter in the dust trail we leave behind as we chase after more stuff.
I’ve made my choice. I’m done with more. I’ve closed the door on more. I don’t ever want to open that door again. I don’t ever want to say, “I can’t spend time with you today because I have to...mow the lawn, fix the car, dust the collectibles...fill in the blank.” All that stuff will one day rust or blow away in the wind and what will be left? You. What will you do then?