HOW MUCH DOES YOUR HOME WEIGH?

I finally had a chance to get caught up with my movie viewing this past weekend, something I don’t do too often. 

I happened to watch “Up In The Air”, the one with George Clooney. I particular liked the Clooney character’s motivational speeches.

I found them quite, well – motivational.

Just to refresh your memory, he first posed the question:  “How much does your Life weigh?”

He then proceeded to challenge his audience to picture every single item that takes up room in the lives, and pack it into a hypothetical suitcase.

The next step was to try and move that suitcase, which of course was so laden down with accumulated stuff that it wouldn’t even budge.

The question that popped into my mind at this point was:

“How much does your Home weigh?”

It’s the same concept, really.

Our homes are filled with stuff, no question about it. Much of it is necessary. Things like furniture, a bed to sleep in, a chair to sit on. Then we have appliances, like a refrigerator, a stove, and so forth.

It’s all necessary. At least, I know I couldn’t live without any of those things.

Then we come to our closets full of clothing, and our home offices full of computers and files and all kinds of paperwork.

Much of this is also necessary.

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HOW MUCH DOES YOUR HOME WEIGH?

I finally had a chance to get caught up with my movie viewing this past weekend, something I don’t do too often.

I happened to watch “Up In The Air”, the one with George Clooney. I particular liked the Clooney character’s motivational speeches.

I found them quite, well – motivational.

Just to refresh your memory, he first posed the question:  “How much does your Life weigh?”

He then proceeded to challenge his audience to picture every single item that takes up room in the lives, and pack it into a hypothetical suitcase.

The next step was to try and move that suitcase, which of course was so laden down with accumulated stuff that it wouldn’t even budge.

The question that popped into my mind at this point was:

“How much does your Home weigh?”

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WHAT IS ENOUGH?

I’m just back from a relaxing, ten day vacation in Eastern Washington.

While it’s good to be home again, I enjoyed the endless days of beautiful summer weather – perfect for daily bike rides and lazy afternoons by the pool.

In the days prior, as I packed for our trip, I found myself contemplating the question:  “What is enough?”

Would I have enough to wear? Would we have enough to eat? How much is really ‘enough’?

I don’t know about you, but whenever I go away, whether for a week or just a few days, my tendancy is to always pack too much.

Especially if it’s a road trip, because there is always room for one more thing in the car, right? (more…)