I have found a new Joy in becoming minimalist. I have delighted in spaces that have nothing in them … bare walls … room to move around and dance … closets that have so little in them I actually can tell what is in them.

I have delighted in giving things away, praying for the recipients of each gift.

I have also given up many emotional and spiritual things. I have learned how to forgive more … how to be a little less demanding of myself and others …how enjoy this moment instead of obsessing about whether I have planned well for tomorrow.

I have given up expectations of how things should be and found a particular freedom in saying, “It is what it is.”

Old age should not be a time where we feel things are being snatched away from us. It is a time to freely give what we have been given. It is a time to raise our hands in gratitude to The One Who has given us seed to share with others!

About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God's Creations still under construction

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