The Less You Own, The Less That Owns You
Our Family has been in need of an escape from media, noise, and stuff….and a few days on Lake Dunlap earlier this week gave us the remedy we were looking for.
We spent from Monday morning through Wednesday evening with no internet, no tv, and no phones. It was nothing but Family fun and connecting, and I’m telling you man….it felt so, so good to be completely in the moment with the kids with no distractions and complete focus. Not one of us wanted to leave the beauty that we were immersed in or the sweet feeling of freedom.
Half way through our escape, I turned to my kids and said “what if we just stay here and don’t return home?”….and the response was “yeah, let’s do it”. I then asked if there was anything they would need from home if we were not going back there. It was the response to this question that was the highlight of our entire time on Lake Dunlap.
Indie answered “clothes”.
Kassi answered “my books”.
Neither of them said iPads, toys, movies, etc. At that moment, they were completely content with what they had….which was just our family.
You see, along with no internet, tv, or phones….there was also no toys, electronics, and barely enough clothes (our baby, River, could have gotten by without any clothes as he pretty much went naked the whole time out there).
I’ve said it before, and I am in the process of putting out a post on this subject….but to me there are only two things that matter: Family and Bikes. If I have that, then I have all I need. The rest is just STUFF.
That Granny over at Sweet Leaf Tea was right: “The Less You Own, The Less That Owns You”.
Loving life on and off the Bike