I have recently been reading a FANTASTIC book by Tsh Oxenreider of Simple Mom called Organized Simplicity.
And it’s fabulous – did I mention that?
Tsh’s book is all about how to achieve simple living, which she defines as “living holistically with your life’s purpose.”
So, if you’re gonna accomplish that, I guess you kinda have to know what your purpose is, right?
With that in mind, Tsh encourages people to create a family purpose statement. This is a tool that states what’s important, what you value as a family, what you’re all about. Once you have this tool, you can use it to help you to make decisions – both big, and small. When you come to a career opportunity, you can say “how does this help us fulfill our family’s purpose?” When you have a couple of potential events on a busy weekend, you can look at them and say “which ones line up most with our family’s purpose?” A great way to help you stick to what’s important in life.
So, we decided to write one.
Here it is!
As a family we believe we are at our best when we are well-rested and careful with how we use our time.
With that knowledge we will strive to…
– Know God and make Him known
– Be good stewards of all we have been blessed with
– Be at peace with others
– Be always growing and learning
We will seek to make our home a place…
– of peace that is welcoming, safe, and restful
– that equips and enables us to fulfill our individual callings
– where joy and fun are celebrated
I haven’t yet decided how we’re going to display it in our home – any suggestions?