In my year of less, I have found some tremendously inspiring and thoughtful writers who encourage Margin. For me, it’s part of Living Lightly.
Margin — the extra space on a page, transforming to extra space in our lives. For our families, for our friends, for our meditation and prayer, for ourselves. We, especially as caretakers, cannot give all of ourselves and have anything left to give to our children, our spouses, our families, our friends, our communities — if we don’t plan for carving the margin into our lives first.
As I begin to gather my planning supplies for 2016, I love to use resources at my fingertips — like Sarah Mackenzie at Amongst Lovely Things — and her Flourish e-magazine. She has published her final installment — which is a blessing. She’s finding margin in her life to spend quality time with those she holds dear, as well as time for herself. Joshua Becker, Becoming Minimalist, has a great post on this entitled: Mission.
I quick, yet wonderful, read. The very first note of gratitude is from Kara at Quill and Camera — she discusses finding margin in her notebooks while Julie Bogart from Bravewriter discusses finding gratitude daily; but many other thoughts from other inspiring bloggers. I don’t know these ladies personally, but I do faithfully follow their blogs! Thank you!
Today: I am grateful for this final Flourish installment, but in a larger sense, the bloggesphere space for gathering ideas, support, and compassion for others by building each other up.
Would you value Margin in this Season? Is gratitude part of your Advent tradition, family tradition, blogging tradition?
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