Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wishcasting: Inspiration

Wishcasting badgeIt's Wishcasting Wednesday so the gorgeous soul Jamie Ridler is inviting us to cast our wishes into the universe. Today Jamie asks, "What inspiration do you wish to follow?"

As usual, Jamie somehow touched on what I've been thinking about lately. The dreamboard I recently created included the phrase "inspiration for positive change."

I wish to follow the inspiration of simplicity. I have always loved keeping things simple, but now with a growing family, life and our home feel messy, full, and unnecessarily complicated. In my single days it was easy to keep things simple. With a family, it's not just me bringing things in the house. It's not just my schedule to follow.

For the past month I have been meeting with a simple living group where we have had wonderful discussions about time, money, what it means to live simply, and what we can do in our current home and community life. It has been wonderful to exchange ideas, discuss challenges, and just spend time in conversation with other local women.

Now I want to go beyond decluttering (though I want to continue that, too). I want to be more mindful of getting back to basics, of contributing to my local economy, of making meals with especially delicious good quality ingredients. I am finally patronizing the local farm markets and looking for local butchers. I am spending less time with television and more time with my home, my yard, my family, my church, and my journal.

I wish to get back to basics and inspire others to do the same. Who's with me?

13 comments:

  1. I'm with you! We put all our "stuff" into storage to sell our house. It's such a freeing experience... As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

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  2. Lovely wish and image.... I have been decluttering in August and creating space... it feels so great.

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also....

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  3. I am definitely with you. We have been simplifying and getting rid of things we never use anymore. They had their place in our life at one time but now it is time for other families to enjoy them. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

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  4. i am with you
    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also

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  5. Here's to getting back to the basics! As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you.

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  6. As you wish for yourself I wish for you as wish...

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  7. To getting back to the basics and enjoying life! I need to declutter more - I feel slightly overwhelmed by the number of books in my house at the moment, even as an avid reader.

    As you wish for yourself, so I truly wish for you also.

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  8. I'm with you. My plans for next year include moving to the forest and building a house that is completely "off the power grid." Living via solar power, and home-grown food. Scary to contemplate doing, but I am getting used to the idea.

    I love what you are doing to live more simply.

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

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  9. I love the inspiration to live more simply - I'm with you! And as you wish for yourself, I wish also for you. Cheers from the mountain mermaid.

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  10. Me too : ) I`m in the process of decluttering my house right now and simplicity is calling me as well.

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

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  11. Great wishing...
    Keep it simple, I agree.
    Keeps the mind clear, giving room for more creative ideas & life planning.
    As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

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  12. love your journal page . Thats a wish I can stand by as well . Im still cleaning out clutter from my kids who are out of the house and off to college . They just leave a the yuky stuff behind . I have been de-cluttering for about 2yrs now , its clearing but it seems like forever to do . Yes! Simple is exactly where Im at too .

    As you wish for yourself , I wish for you also.

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  13. Sounds good. :) I´ve been going this route for a while so I´m in. Even my blog´s address contains "keepitsimple".
    As Sherri wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

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