Three Top Reasons to Downsize in Your 3rd Act of Life
REASON 1: LESS TO MANAGE
You will have less to manage and maintain. And less stuff and space means less to think about, which could very well improve your health and wellbeing.
REASON 2: IT IS YOUR JOB
There will be less for your offspring to deal with after you die. So taking steps now to lessen the amount of stuff you own is your job, not theirs. You don’t want them to spend months or maybe years dealing with the things you failed to take the time to discard while you were still alive.
REASON 3: MORE TIME FOR JOY
Less stuff means more time for the things that you genuinely enjoy. Just think about it. How much time do your possessions take up? That is time cleaning, sorting, maintaining, fixing, buying, finding, storing,discarding etc. I am convinced that the things people own start owning them. If you have discovered this as well, then it is time to free yourself of everything except the minimum of possessions so that you can begin to live. You will find that less stuff equals more joy. This especially applies to our senior years!
1 Timothy 6:17-19
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.
“If you will do the things others won’t do, then someday you will have the life others won’t have.” — Dave Ramsey.