Okay, friends. I’ve had an idea brewing, and a book I just read crystallized the vision for me.
We’re going to do an experiment.
You. Me. All of us. (Well, only those of you who want to.)
You might have figured out that I’m all about enough. Just enough. Having only what we need, selling/sharing the rest. Living simply that others might simply live. Minimalism. Simplicity.
I just finished this book on my Kindle (I have no recollection of how it got there–maybe it was a free book at some point? Maybe some of you have it already? That would be awesome!) and really liked it.
It’s called More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity (I know! So great!)
The author’s name is Jeff Shinabarger, and I don’t think I’d heard of him before I read the book, but he’s definitely my people. He loves Jesus, and he’s all about loving the poor, and why not do it in some really creative ways while we’re at it? (Yes please!)
The book is all about examining your life and figuring out where there’s excess (most likely everywhere) and then choosing to be generous with all that excess until it becomes a way of life.
At the end, he suggests doing an Enough Experiment. It can be anything you want really. You can get rid of all the clothes you don’t wear or take public transportation to work for a month or weed everything not-so-great out of your schedule or give away $300 worth of technology you don’t need or… SKY’S THE LIMIT.
And I would love, love, LOVE it if we all did one together for the month of May.
Wouldn’t that be great? We’d all do our own thing, but I’d blog about mine every day in May and you could too (or not) and share what you’re doing (or not). Just a little community-oriented jumpstart. (I know a ton of you want to do something like this, because you’ve told me. It’s just a matter of getting started, eh?)
You can buy the book if you want, but you totally don’t need to. (This is my affiliate link for the Kindle e-book.) I’ll share some things from the book as we go.
You just have to make one teensy little promise: you won’t compare your enough experiment (or your life) with anyone else’s.
There’s no judging here, no condemnation, no comparison, no nothin’ like that. What you choose to do (and it can take a day or a month or whatever) is between you and God (and your fam).
I just know how much freedom I’ve found in enough, and I want the whole world to experience it with me.
Here’s a little video clip to get you excited:
And here’s what I want to know: ARE YOU IN? (if so, leave a comment saying you’re in–and tell us what you’d like to do if you already know)
I’m so excited!!!