“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
I had actually planned on a different Pew this morning, but in my in box was the above from my friend Robin and i couldn’t resist.
As we become wiser, older, or overwhelmed by stuff we realize how little we need, and this applies to more than just material things. Many people my age are starting to downsize, and everyone who does says “I didn’t think it was possible, but now that we did it I love it.” I feel the same way twice every year when I clean out my closet.
The same applies to our lifestyle, our faith, and our relationships with friends and family. The more we value the essentials and let go of the extraneous stuff we and the other people add to our life the better.
Is your life one where there is nothing left to take away?