Downsizing Fun

We changed our life completely when we moved to France, downsizing our worldly possessions to fit into 3 suitcases. It opened my eyes to a simple living. How much freer life seems without a lot of material items or even with out much money. It also makes me appreciate more the things I do have, the memories attached, the multitude of use and the free time it has given me.

I offer my thoughts on downsizing from time to time; what I did and do to downsize the trappings of my life, from the material to simply a way of thinking, and why I feel it make me, at least, a better person.

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