Nothing More To Take Away

“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?


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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