The Gift Of Presence {Guest Post on Becoming Minimalist}

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Minimalism, at its heart, is focusing time, energy and resources towards more important aspects of life.

For most people, this intentional fixation results in a widespread clearing of clutter. “Life clutter” may take on many forms: physical belongings, technological fillers (such as alarms or apps), non-life-giving calendar items, even unhealthy relationships.

The beauty and allure of minimalism is it produces a sparklingly streamlined life in which priorities are well-ordered and there is room for that which is most important to each person.

For me, this means relationships. My relationships with my family and close friends are paramount, but so many times those closest to us receive our worst because we are over-committed, over-tired and over-stimulated.

Often, our loved ones only receive a fraction of the love, joy, support, humor, or friendship we have to offer because we are distracted. Busy. Stretched too thin.

Minimalism can help us give our best—the gift of presence—to the people who want to see it most.


…. This is a tease-excerpt from my post over at Becoming Minimalist. 🙂 

I’d be honored if you would pop over there to continue reading about how minimalism can provide room for “ministry of presence” to be a gift to everyone you meet.

I hope your day is truly filled with intention and blessing today, friends!

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  • Cheryl Smith
    June 17, 2015

    I am coming here, after reading your wonderful post at Becoming Minimalist. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed everything about that post. It was a real blessing to me today and resonated with me on so many levels. I am now going to subscribe to your blog and am looking forward to reading more. 🙂 God bless you and your family!

    • Evelyn
      June 17, 2015

      Hello Cheryl, I’m so grateful that God used the post to minister to your heart. I’m looking forward to hearing more from you! 🙂

  • Carina Spring
    June 17, 2015

    I enjoyed reading your post on Becoming Minimalist. It is so true – the most wonderful thing about a minimalist mindset is that it makes us more conscious of how we spend our time and money, allowing us to make choices that lead to a more meaningful life- Relationships tend to be at the heart of it for me as well.
    I agree completely – the best gift we can give our family, friends, colleagues, and anyone in need is to be there… Really there. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Evelyn
      June 17, 2015

      Hi Carina! Love your thoughts and that relationships are at the heart of your journey to less too. Thanks for coming over here and saying hi!

  • Raychel Lydon
    June 17, 2015

    I also enjoyed your guest post. I am often tripped up by all of the things I “need to do” before I can do the things I want to do. As I work toward doing more of the want and less of the “need,” I look forward to reading more from you!

    • Evelyn
      June 17, 2015

      Hi Raychel! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It’s so hard to balance “wants” and “needs” on our lists, isn’t it? Hope to see you around more here! 🙂

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