I'm a huge fan of tiny house television shows. If you aren't familiar with tiny houses, they are generally 500 square feet or smaller (usually much smaller) and they make people choose what is most important to them because they can't fit everything they currently own inside.
Tiny houses promote experiences and relationships over stuff.
In theory, I'm on board with the concept of going smaller to live bigger. In practice, not so much.
But, in 2016, I took a big step in whittling away my CDs, DVDs, and print books. And I also started on my clothing. I'm planning to do more of the same in 2017. I won't be moving into a tiny house anytime soon, but the lifestyle holds more appeal to me every day.
The lifestyle promotes the idea of making the most out of what you have. I haven't always done a great job of this, but this is what 2017 will be about for me as I continue to downsize.
My theory is, as I continue to downsize my possessions while also making the most out of what I already have, then I'll see marked improvement in making myself more mobile by the end of the year.
Those are my thoughts heading into the new year. I'd love to hear yours. Just hit the reply button and share them with me, if you want to.
Now, let's get to this week's thoughts about slowing down and living deeper:
Many, many thanks to those of you picked up or downloaded a copy of Mercy Inn: A Christmas Novella. To my amazement, the e-book made it to the top 1,500 of all books on Amazon. If you did pick up a copy, don't forget that the book contains a link in the back to get a free followup story called "Comeback." It'll allow you to find out what happens to Brad, Sarah, and Megan after they left the inn. The followup story isn't a Christmas story, so it can be read anytime.
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Lee Warren is a freelance writer and editor who has written twelve non-fiction books, one novella and hundreds of articles for various newspapers and magazines as well as edited more than 50 books that currently appear in print. He's a fan of NASCAR, baseball, tennis, books, movies and coffee shops.