The Nesting Place posted the above photo in her post today. I love its simplicity, that even the image speaks "less". It reminded me that at the beginning of the year I had declared 2012 as the Year of Less. I think it is time for me to do a little reflection and evaluating.
Less stuff/clutter? Well, I still have too much.
Less "body stuff" (that's a nice way of saying body fat)? Yep, too much of that too.
Less wasted time? Argh......I've found a few more favorite blogs that I like to keep up with. I'd like to argue that inspiring words from like minded women is like reading a "self-help" book. I'm improving me, right? Oh, I know I could do better at managing my time.
Less exhaustion? Oh, I'm still pretty tired but I'm learning not to feel guilty about my Sunday afternoon nap time. :)
Less stress? I think I've been successful in this only because 2012 has taught me to lean on my Savior. Giving over all my worries to Him and having faith that He has a plan for me (Jer. 29:11) has alleviated a whole load of stress.
Less debt? YES! Still working on becoming debt free and despite the 5 weeks of unexpected time off of work this summer, I'm still moving forward....and forward is good enough.
What I have gained more of during this year?
A deeper appreciation for life, for faith and for family. I'd say it's been a pretty good year.