Please bear with me as I get my new site up and running. I still need to add all my archives, and am unable to post pictures right now. I am trusting that it will be worked out soon!
Have a great week as we enter into this last fun phase of the school year!
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” –Calvin Coolidge
I like to recommend good and useful books, but this month I am recommending a video. The video is called “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” (available on Netflix and elsewhere).
Minimalism is basically a lifestyle approach where you minimize the excess things in your life, and try to be purposeful in your consumption. Winter break was a great time for me to go through my things, and give away many of the things I had accumulated. All together, I have given away over 500 things, and I am still going! (This is coming from someone who has little clutter and is organized by nature–as most teachers are.)
I did this by doing a minimalism challenge: give away one thing on day one, two things on day two, three things on day three, and so on. By the time you are done you will have given away close to 500 things.
People have asked me where I donate. My go-to places are: the Arc (benefits people with intellectual and developmental disabilities) and a rescue mission that focuses on helping get people back on track from being homeless. I try to give high quality things and clothes that will be a blessing. I, in turn, feel happy and relieved to have less stuff in my life.
Even if you have no desire to become a minimalist, I think you will benefit from watching the video. The documentary approaches the topic from many different viewpoints. It also takes a look at advertising, and how we are constantly being bombarded through technology. It’s quite fascinating.
“Be flexible, but stick to your principles.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
This is the week my updated blog should begin. I hope you all enjoy the new look and material!
“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” –Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
– Jennifer Lee