With my word for the year firmly established, I want to focus on the “enough” that I already have. Yes, I am always striving to be and do more…but I don’t want to simply look back at my life and realize that my life is really just full of stuff. At the end of the day, I want to collect hugs, memories, smiles, and laugh lines.
So, in keeping with the theme for the year I have challenged myself to the “Not a Stitch new Challenge” (and yes, I did make this up). Here are the ground rules:
- No new clothing for myself bought new at any online or physical retailer
- If something is needed, clothing from yard sales or used clothing stores are allowed.
- Trendy/upscale thrift stores are NOT allowed
- Planned Exceptions: 1 pair of black flats, 1 pair of new running shoes, shirt from travels to new state or country
In reality, I go back and forth between wanting to dress like Olivia Pope from Scandal to wanting Marie Kondo to take my whole wardrobe out the house in garbage bags. Then I am reminded of Matthew 6:28 – 29. — 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
Christ provides, protects, and keeps us. Help me to abide in him.