Final goal for 2016: simplify. Excess is a terribly bad habit of mine, and has always been the root of so much stress in my life for as long as I can remember. More stuff equals more cleaning up. More stuff equals less money for giving. More stuff equals more petty things to think about. It’s time to let all the extra go so we can spend more time focusing on what really matters in this life. As I uploaded the pictures from this week I had to laugh because the first picture on my post about stuff is a picture of what we bought for Liam for his birthday. Let me clarify – we bought him one present for his third birthday. And seriously, everyone needs to have a giant stuffed giraffe in their life. She’s always doing the craziest things – licking chalkboards, falling over, hiding (the best that a giraffe can) and causing so much joy. So for real, my message is this: be strategic about your stuff.