Sheila’s back again today – answering more questions about living an intentional life. Thank you soooo much Sheila for taking the time to share so much of your heart with us .
Do you see benefits in living a “simple” life? What does that look like to you? Do you try to live one?
Yes, I think living a “simple” life can be a beautiful thing. I don’t believe it means living a less “rich” life, for lack of a better word. But rather not buying into such a consumeristic society, and picking and choosing what we purchase, where we spend our time, how we invest in relationships. For me, a strive to remember not to find my value in things (when it is so easy to), but to remember life is about more than how I decorate my space, what I have, etc. When I find myself buying into consumerism, I find my mind getting cluttered and unfocused. Living a simple life, is being mindful of where I spend my time, my money, my friendships, my emotions, etc.
Are there quotes/verses/songs that help you remember that life is precious and fleeting –something to cherish?
I am obsessed with quotes! I could never pick one, but here are three I am liking this week.
“Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today.” – unknown
“Love without pretending, love without defending, listen without defending, speak without offending.” – unknown
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Phil 4:13
What are some small (or large!) changes you would like to make in your own life in order to be more intentional with your time?
Great question! I want to continually work on maximizing the time I have during the day. Keep working on how much time I spend on social media, how much time I spend here or there. I have realized waking up early and starting my day with quiet time is the best kick start – it makes the rest of my day become one of intention. I am more organized, productive, and feel I made the most of today…I made the most out of this gift, called life
What do you want to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered as a woman of joy. A person who lived each day as her last and gave her all. I want them to say, “She was inspiring, she lived her life with purpose.” ;) Thanks for having me and don’t forget to stop by The FailteHouse and say hello