I have been feeling over-whelmed by life for the past several years. It's partly because of the way I've lived for many years before. I'm a collector and a saver and a procrastinator and I have a lot of good intentions. But I just don't have a lot of time. Add to the mix some big changes in my life over the past several years.
On Christmas morning we were sitting in the living room looking at all the stuff in the room. Decorations, brightly wrapped packages, furniture.....so much stuff. Stuff that spilled over into the kitchen, the family and the rest of the house for that matter. One of my daughters pointed at one of the "decorations" ~ she thought it was kind of funny to see it in the midst of all the stuff.
There it was ~ staring down at us from above. SIMPLIFY. In this house it's not a statement of fact....it's more like a dream...wishful thinking. I want it to be a reality. And I'm not talking about just the material things either. I want to SIMPLIFY my life....my surroundings, my soul and my spirit.
So my "One Little Word" for 2011 is SIMPLIFY.
Definition of SIMPLIFY
: to make simple or simpler: as a : to reduce to basic essentials, b : to diminish in scope or complexity : streamline, c : to make more intelligible : clarify
Antonyms: complex, complexify, complicate, perplex, sophisticate
Out with complicated and in with simplified. Starting now.