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Voluntary Simplicity

Voluntary SimplicitySpring cleaning this last weekend made me realize how much I consumed and how often I went overboard in buying unwanted and unneeded items. When my dad passed away, I helped clean up the house to sell. To my surprise, we found hundreds of shoes and purses in my mother’s closet still with price tags on them. My mom smiled and said:  ”I am a compulsive shopper”. In the basement we found food supplies that could feed a family for years. While I am not making excuses for my parents, their generation lived through the Great Depression, World War II rationing, and prepared  for the threat of a nuclear attack. Remember “duck and cover”? Continue reading