Wednesday, January 08, 2020

2020: Less

While sitting on the couch recovering from Pneumonia, I had lots of time to think and process and pray. A word that kept coming to mind was this word: less and as I processed it, I knew it was supposed to be my word for this year.

- less spending
- less time away from home
- less stress
- less commitments
- less poor decisions {made because I think they will please others}
- less anxiety
- less stuff

These "less-es" will make room for some healthy more-s:

- more peace
- more calm
- more space in my heart, home and soul
- more boundaries
- more giving
- more of Him
- more time at home

These are just a few of the things that come to my mind in relation to less. I look forward to putting together my monthly goals with the foundation of this word of less being at the forefront. I also want to make an effort to use what we have - thereby acquiring less, purchasing less and being thankful more.

This Spring will not necessarily be a season of less for me as I obey the Lord in tutoring Rachel's CC class this semester. But, I know it will require me to say no to other things and also to rely on the Lord more - less of me, less other commitments.

A verse that is on my heart is this John 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease." More of Him, less of me. I'm doing some soul-searching as the year begins about what less looks like in my life this year.

But for now, I'd love to know if you picked a word of the year and what it means to you as we start a new year and a new decade!

Photo: Rachel and I made bagels after being inspired through watching the British Baking Show!


Agnes said...

What a beautiful post and so inspirational. For sure, I can do with less!!!
thank you

Leanne said...

I'm excited to see your goals! I'm in full on "simplify" mode... for pretty much the very same reasons you listed! love it!

Connie said...

hi your post and so agree with the idea of less. and your bagels look amazing!!

*carrie* said...

Your words also made me think of the "More with Less" cookbook!