It's just Stuff
It’s the reason you are always cleaning. It’s the reason you don’t have more time to spend with your kids, your husband, your friends. It’s the reason you are always on the go. It’s the reason you feel overwhelmed. It’s the reason you can’t afford to go on that vacation. It’s the reason that same vacation spot is slowly becoming less of a paradise and more of a dumping ground. Its the reason you think you need a bigger house. It’s the reason behind almost everything you think about, day in and day out.
Consumerism and Materialism.
Why you think you need more. Why you are never satisfied. Why you are not happy and will never be happy. Why your husband works long hours. Why you think your kids deserve everything they see that’s bright and shiny. Why you feel like you can buy and consume anything and everything you like without any consequences.
You are not a consumer. The world is not our trash can. Our current rate of consumption will NOT be sustainable for our children. Your life will actually be MORE full when you have LESS. So will your children’s lives. They do NOT need all the things we feel so pressured to give them. You will FEEL better! Happy. Content. Grateful. Empowered.
The Graceful Olive
I’m wife to my high school sweetheart, and mama to three little girls: Everleigh, Magnolia & Juniper. I LOVE motherhood, holidays and hot chocolate. I crave clean, organized spaces and my brain NEEDS to be free of clutter and distraction. Not the best combination for motherhood right?!? But I’m figuring it out, learning to live with less, teaching my littles WHY this concept is so important AND trying to do my part to help heal the earth at the same time.