The daylight fades and a gray pall is cast upon the earth. It’s the first evening of the first day of the new year. What have I to say for myself?
I search for words to convey my exact meaning, and still, something is lost in translation.
Wisdom Himself, Christ, once said, “Let what you say be simply, “yes” or “no;” anything more than this comes from evil.” (Mt. 5:37)
Isn’t it enough that I remove the clutter from my home? Do I really have to remove it from my speech, too?
If I want to be understood, yes.
If I want to be taken seriously, yes.
If I want to continue living with a minimum of things so that I can get the maximum out of life, then absolutely yes.
Which is why I need to say No.
No to buying stuff I want but don’t need.
No to going out with the girls if it means I lose valuable time with my family.
No to distraction.
No to everything which takes me away from ultimate happiness.
What a tall order! But, as I’ve often heard it said, I can do something for fifteen minutes that would appall me if I had to do it for a lifetime.
I can say no to online shopping–for right now.
I can say no to checking my facebook status–for now.
Ditto for the twitter feed.
And other blogs.
All these things I can do later. Because what I need to do is publish this post, then go kiss my husband.