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I Want Less Not More

Updated on September 29, 2012

How Would My Life Be Different

I look around and see my life filled with so many things

I often wonder what would it be like if I had made different choices

If I resisted buying half the things I love

What do I really need and what is it I only really want

Do I constantly confuse the two

Let's begin and see where this road goes

I need a home that I can call my own

That is of course with my silent partner the bank and me

For the next thirty years

What if I settled for an apartment half the size

Then I would have to downsize or just maybe I would of never had the space and had to go without

Not by choice or reason or any thought I have ever thought

Somewhere along the way I begin to fill my world with the things I need

When we have little objects that we enjoy to make our home nice and cozy

Filled with all comforts of home

I have a yard and the yard needs to be cut

With no grass there is no lawn mower or rake

I have a small garden in the back yard

Without the garden I would have no need for a shovel or a hard metal rake

No wire tomato cages or black weed block to make my job easier

No miracle grow and twine to tie the plants back

There goes my lawn chairs and a table with more chairs

No need for an umbrella or all the lawn ornaments scattered about

We can put back the cutting shears to trim the bushes

Forget about the wheel barrel and the leaf bags

The spreader and the lawn fertilizer

The extra pots and containers for more plants

The hanging bird feeders and the wind chimes

Then we have the little fish pond

No need for the gold fish that die every year

The new water pump that replaced the old one that broke

Well I am going to stop there

With winter coming I cut my grass for the last time

Put the lawn mower away in the back of the shed

Raked up the leaves and pick up the branches

Turn over the garden and pulled out the tomato cages

Put all that stuff away

In one morning all finished and now on to other projects

The day is still early

Now I can have fun or write as I plan what to eliminate next


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      DREAM ON 5 years ago

      shiningirisheyes I uncover more beauty in sharing my loves than having them lost in space somewhere in the world.Thanx for reading,Have a very happy day.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      A refreshing read. Glad to know how happy you are and what you hold most important.

      Blessings.

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      DREAM ON 5 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee There is not a day that wisps away I do not say how wonderful life is that I can experience so many beautiful things and help others at the same time.Thanx so much for reading.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I agree we don't need a lot in our lives to keep us happy but we must remember to count our blessings everyday.

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      DREAM ON 5 years ago

      picklesandrufus Enjoying time with the people we love daily is more important than a world of things.Slowly changing is a great start.Thanx so much.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I feel the need to purge! We can live with so much less, can't we!?

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      DREAM ON 5 years ago

      Jaye Wisdom You are right.Thanx so much for reading. Unfortunately it is a hard lesson to learn.Then a harder lesson to follow.All in time I can see life differently.With less things I can be more free..It is so nice to share.

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      Jaye Denman 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Simplifying your life is a step in the right direction toward satisfaction. When we have too many "things", they tend to own us--not the other way round!

      Voted Up++

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