Sep 28, 2011

You are not what you own

"Sometimes we fear that getting rid of certain items is equivalent to getting rid of part of ourselves......We have to remember that our memories, dreams, and ambitions aren't contained in these objects; they're contained in ourselves. We are not what we own; we are what we do, what we think, and who we love."

- Francine Joy from The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide

I started reading this last night and do not want to put down.

(Photo: Griege via Walking Around)


Lindsey said...

It's on my list to read this month! I'm glad to know you enjoy it, I hope it helps me change my ways!

Gracie said...

Is it bad that the picture makes me want...stuff? Lol.

Stephany said...

Love that quote. I really want to embrace the minimalist life. Must add this book to my list!

Funnelcloud Rachel said...

This is such a good reminder! I'm a wannabe minimalist with packrat tendencies, so getting rid of things is always a challenge for me.

Amber said...

Love that quote! We are definitely trying to be more minimalist. It helps that our new house was so big we didn't have enough stuff to fully fill it up but we could definitely get rid of some stuff too!

Amy --- Just A Titch said...

I really, really want to read this book! I'm going to download it to my Kindle after finals week is done, it'll be a great book to read as I unpack our new apartment :)

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