Accept and Let Go.



Less=MoreI watched the Golden Globes last night, although not super impressive (except for Amy and Tina, they can do no wrong), there was a moment that stood out for me.  When Amy Adams won for her work in American Hustle, she went through her list of gratitude and at the end came to her daughter. She simply stated “My daughter Aviana who’s not old enough to understand this – but I love you so much … thank you for teaching me to accept joy and let go of fear.” That is a little nugget of simple wisdom but it’s so true. It’s hard because fear just freezes you sometimes, or at least it does to me. And I’m not talking the kind of fear when you find a spider crawling up your arm while you’re driving (That is pure terror people!). I’m talking the fear to take the next step. The fear to challenge yourself, to succeed or to let your self fail, the fear that gets in the way of the joy. It was a beautiful reminder and I’m so glad that she put it out there.  Does fear get in the way of your joy?


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The Year of Less.



2013 was good. Heck, it might have been great. But I really feel like it was muddied and slowed by the muck and the mud of ‘More’. More Things, more wants, More of stuff we don’t need and don’t matter.

But get excited. It’s a new year. A new chance to start fresh. A new 365 days to fill with whatever you want. And guess what. I want less.


Less House, so I can have more Home.

Less Phone, so I can read more Books.

Less Clutter, so I can create more Organization.

Less TV, so I can make more Memories.

Less Self, so I can show more Love.


Seems easy to say, but it’s hard. Six days into the new year and I’ve already wandered the internets, watched the commercials and hung out with friends and the wants of more have started to creep in.


But my prayer for 2014 is contentment and I’m excited to see where this year will lead me. Because the reason I want less so I can gain more of what God wants of me.


What’s your prayer this year?




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    I’m Erin. I’m the work force behind Be True Designs & The Beloved Shop. I’m a child of God, like to be spontaneous when planned and drink out of striped paper straws every chance I get.
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