"let him do it with simplicity"

i have a new favorite show.

tlc's: real simple. real life.

the peeps from real simple {my fave mag of all time} go to different houses & makeover folks' lives by helping them simplify stuff.

it pretty much inspires me to death.

my once-lonely friday nights without myron have turned into self-help-galore ala tivo.

it's amazing.

ever since the beginning of the year, [but particularly since this last conference], i have felt an out-of-control angie-prompting to simplify my life.

during the conference sessions, i felt totally motivated & inspired, especially by this talk & this talk.

[i knew it was time to get real about some stuff.]

*hence us moving soon-ish, prob.
*hence me cutting back to less classes/no register at work in january.
*hence the three trunk fulls & trips to di this week. [and counting.]
*hence my h-core lack of blogging/commenting.
*hence me {trying} [and sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding] to not sweat the small stuff.

this week i have been:
*chilling at home with my girl{s}.
*preppin' my house to be rented.
*purging random & un-needed items like crazy.
*organizing things differently than before.
*prioritizing as well as i know how.
*clearing my head.
*& renewing my spirit.

and it has felt SO stinkin' good.

my new motto:

"stresses in our lives come regardless of our circumstances. we must deal with them the best we can. but we should not let them get in the way of what is most important—and what is most important almost always involves the people around us. often we assume that they must know how much we love them. but we should never assume; we should let them know. wrote william shakespeare, “they do not love that do not show their love.” we will never regret the kind words spoken or the affection shown. rather, our regrets will come if such things are omitted from our relationships with those who mean the most to us."

-thomas s. monson.


starting tonight:

i am going to eliminate the word stress from my vocabulary.

*or die trying.


The Roberts Family said...

good call Angie !!

Beth Dargis said...

What an inspiring quote! I just noticed the Real Simple show, a little too late yesterday. That reminds me, I need to set it to record for next time. Thanks :)

J-mama said...

I need to de-clutter constantly! Good post!

runningfan said...

YGG! Way to inspire.

ForeverSarahLee said...

I absolutely loved President Monson's talk. You never know when you will lose the ones you love. That's for sure. And your life can change in a SECOND, believe me. So I completely loved his talk, agreeing that we shoudl always be GRATEFUL and not take things for granted!

Great blog babe!

Miss your guts!

Lori said...

Always remember the the word "Stressed" is "Desserts" spelled backwards!!! I want to simplify my life too!

Unknown said...

Let me tell you how much I love love love that quote!!! Whenever I think I need to have the perfect house or be the perfect mom {impossible} or employee I remember that is not realistic and try to remember the important stuff in life... aka my friends and family and the gospel. Like you said, don't sweat the small stuff ;)

heather said...

Sounds like a good plan, and you HAFTA be one of the most inspiring people I know. If I was still in AZ I'd probably pretty much beg for a few hours of hanging out with you -helping you wipe down baseboards or something. :)

Sassy said...

You ALWAYS have the very best things to uplift and I need your quote today for sure...I'm writing that one down...