So many joys...
I have been obsessed with simplicity, downsizing, and such for about a year now. We have made great strides in getting rid of our "extra" possessions. It's so freeing and wonderful to get rid of the STUFF.
I have a few books that are a constant reminder to pursue the simple life. First, my Bible. John the Baptist had this to say in Luke 3:11:
"John answered, "The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same."
This verse has helped me when I thought I needed to have more of this or more of that, and has also reminded me that others have nothing when I have 2, 3, 4 of something. We really need so little to be content. Get rid of your duplicates!
Also, the books Material World and Women of the Material World have inspired me beyond measure. They are on my coffee table so I can reference them often.
"The Irresistable Revolution" by Shane Claiborne is a must read. Go get it today.
I am a constant work in progress, but I believe God has called me to lead a quiet, simple life. I just keep working at it little by little...with so many joys along the way.