Live Simply…


“Live simply so others can simply live”

This was the saying my girlfriend had tattooed on her shoulder several years ago as a way to stay connected to her mom who had died in a car accident a few years earlier.  Her mom was one of the most gentle souls I have ever known and this quote described who she was to a “T”.

This quote popped into my head this week as I was out running the other evening.  I had been thinking about how excited I am that my husband and I are putting our primary home on the market so that we can “downsize” to a less expensive and smaller home.  I am excited to remove the financial and emotional burden of having a home that is costly in both dollars and time.

I can see our vision of having a smaller home, smaller yard and smaller costs associated with it.  This vision will allow me more time to do the things that are important to me:

  1. Fundraising for the two non-profit organizations that I believe passionately in – fighting breast cancer and a children’s grief camp.
  2. Spending additional time building my coaching practice so that I can champion others in creating and achieving the positive changes they are seeking in their lives.
  3. Allowing me to spend more quality time with my mother who just turned 89 years old and assisting her with some of those day to day things that have become more challenging with her age.

Yes, it is time to live simply so I can contribute my time, talent and treasures to others… so that they can simply live

How might you find a way to live more simply?

3 thoughts on “Live Simply…

  1. That is so cool, you will do well in a smaller space, and your mom will sure appreciate the extra help. I am looking forward to being able to have more time to do the same with my parents. God gives us the timeand knowlege when we need it. thanks for sharing your experiences and talents in this blog format.This is you, helping others:)

    1. Barb,

      Thanks for sending me a message! I am looking forward to be able to do a little more with this whole downsizing gig and paying a little less (stress and $$)!


  2. Pat, I love your last paragraph, that is so you…contributing your time, talent and treasures to others.

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