|Arizona mountain sunset|
|My new front yard|
So as I go into this Christmas season I am again rethinking the topic of stuff and making plans to unencumber myself. I want to make wise choices about the stuff I choose to move almost 400 miles. I will find suitable homes for all the stuff I'm leaving behind and determine exactly which possessions I really need. I know for sure I won't be able to fit all my possessions in a small backpack or in a Ford Pinto, but there will be fewer boxes than I have packed in previous moves. I want my life to be simpler and have more meaning. At my new home there will be no grass to mow or flowers to water. My new yard has been exquisitely landscaped and cared for by Mother Nature and I am grateful. After all, she is the true Master Gardener. To simplify and become unencumbered is one of life's most precious gifts. Living a life that cherishes simple pleasures and rejects the chaos of a fast paced world has many rewards. May your holiday season celebration find you grateful and unencumbered. Blessings to you all!