Living as minimalist with children…..


“The more we remove ourselves from the ever-increasing speed of the consumeristic treadmill we find ourselves on, the more we are drawn to others-centered living. ” I love this quote. I never once imagined that with a family a rather large one in fact that we would someday be practicing Minimalism..  First let me reflect what we have found to be true during this transition.. it is so profound that we nearly missed out on all of it… “You see, the more opportunity we find to walk quietly into our rooms and notice the blessings around us, the more we discover how much we have to offer.” another true statement. What exactly is Minimalism?     minimalism calls out to us with a smaller, quieter, calmer voice.  “Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art.” —Richard Holloway.

We never set out to be minimalist, but as fate were to have it, so we have became. I never thought I would like this arrangement, but I am starting to like it. I have found cute ways to decorate our tiny apartment and we are increasingly becoming closer as a family. We have also began to value things more. We are increasing ways to find privacy and we are all losing weight with all the added physical activity. See it is forcing us to get out more. We are loving it. I am not saying this will be a permanent state for us but for the moment we are learning to love simplicity and coziness that minimized living has brought us.

Resources and References:

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/americans-are-moving-up-to-smaller-smarter-homes-says-usa-today.html

http://www.becomingminimalist.com/

What is Minimalism?

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