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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Choosing To Be Less

A few years ago I began to see campaigns such as “Be More”, “Do More” and “Get More”.

It was all aimed at bettering oneself, your business, your life.

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I bought into it. Because, well… it sounded good.

Sure, there was good intent behind the messages. But in trying to do more and be more to get more I found myself burnt out.

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Over the Christmas holiday I let it all go.

Less Facebook

Less Instagram

No blogging


So last week working to have less resulted in me posting three times instead of four and….the world didn’t end… and I didn’t feel bad. It actually felt….great!

This week, I didn’t post everyday on Instragram. I was too busy with LESS. It was great!

In being honest with myself I know you probably didn’t notice or care and that is FABULOUS!!!

Changing one key word to do less resulted in MORE.

By doing less and having less I have found that MORE goodness has come into my life this past week.

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Why is that?

Because when I am less, this allows room for God to be more.

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Less truly is more,


“He must become greater; I must become less." ~ John 3:30


Simply LKJ said...

I love this Laura. I really have strived to be more present this past few months. And, it feels good. I have a little ceramic sign that is a constant reminder...Less Really is More.
Have a blessed week.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I think we all need to slow down some, however your slow motion is speed motion for most of us.

My Kentucky Living said...

I slowed down a bit too. Getting the flu forced me to not blog for 5 or 6 days. It was killing me...but the blog and my readers are still there, thankfully. 😊

Dazee C. said...

So true, I lost myself and am now valuing my time and releasing worries and expectations. To tell the truth, I got tired, real tired. Thank you for sharing.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I think this is so true Laura. Sometimes we forget that we are doing certain things because we love to and we ned to be careful that they don't become a "have to."
In my case, I'm slowing down because my energy is needed elsewhere and I'm making room for God too.


chateau chic said...

This is a wonderful reminder, Laura. It does feel very good to not allow social media to consume our waking hours. Love your more balanced perspective and the resulting benefits in our lives.
Mary Alice

Christine said...

If you could see my face, right now. You'd see a BIG SMILE!

Auntie Em said...

It is a difficult balance when we are younger to figure out what needs to be done and what we think has to be done. We drive ourselves crazy trying to do it all. The nicest thing about getting older is knowing that we don't have to.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom! :)