Another book that I read while I was in Texas was the book '7' by Jen Hatmaker. 7 is the true story of how Jen and her family took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.
If I could only wear seven articles of clothing for a month, what would I choose? Jen ended up getting rid of over half of her wardrobe over the course of the seven months....interesting concept.
If I had to give away or get rid of 7 items a day for a month...oh, wait! I already did that! It was called purging and getting read to move!! But I haven't stopped and continue to find myself wondering if I really need that item of clothing of that household article.
This book challenged me to reconsider what I thought were necessities and how much less we actually need to live comfortably. It is so easy to get sucked into the theory that more is better and that we can never get enough. Instead, the importance of time spent together became very apparent, giving your loved ones undivided attention without checking the iPhone or Facebook ......definitely food for thought and a great read!