Simple. It’s just not a word that I would choose to describe myself. I love to be doing things and moving and interacting with people. And yet, God commands us to “Be STILL and know that I am God.” Ps 46:10 Truly I MUST slow myself down so that I can focus on who God is and learn from Him. When I think of ways that I try to simplify (note: I feel like this is constant work!) they all come down to what I am prioritizing.
One of the biggest areas that I try to simplify is gift giving! I love to give gifts! In this stage of life (commiting to be a stay-at-home-mom) there is not a big budget for gifts. This has helped me to realize that I love to make gifts! It is so fun to put time and love (something I DO have!) into a gift for someone. This might mean a homemade gift or a handmade card with a personal note/letter inside it. They are simple things usually, but I try to find a way to help meet a need (physical or emotional!) I want to be able to prioritize the people that I am giving to, and not the gift itself. Am I able to show my love for God and my love for others in giving them a simple gift? Absolutely!