Thursday, January 6, 2011

Move over bacon?

Today is alphabe-Thursday.
The letter is M. Hmmmmm.
The only thing that came to my mind every time I thought about this writing assignment was the saying from an old Sizzlean commercial many years ago.
"Move over there's something leaner."

Why in the world would I be thinking of that? I really couldn't get past it.
So....I decided to work through it.

Other than the bacon thing...I've been thinking a lot lately, like most I'm sure, about my hopes and goals for the new year! I am really not one to make resolutions because I learned long ago that doing so can lead to frustration and disappointment when I don't follow through....and sometimes I don't even get started.

But the one thing I know that I want for this year is .....MORE!
Not more stuff or more money, more friends or more obligations, or even more organization....
When I say MORE, I mean "leaner".....meatier, bigger, better, more meaningful and more satisfying.
Geeez....I guess that's what everyone wants, huh?

Now the question is "how do I go about moving the bacon (which is already yummy and fabulous) to get to the meatier more satisfying MORE that I am searching for?
The funny thing is...I think the answer starts with LESS.
Less running around and fewer obligations to gain more freedom, less spending to equal more saving, less clutter to gain more organization, less worry and stress, less saying "Yes".

Does anyone else long for less to get MORE?
There is something so attractive about playing it simple, don't you think?

Of course, I still have goals to make and dreams to dream for this new year of possibilities ...2011.
I just want to move ahead with caution...slowly,carefully and prayerfully....
before I get so crazy busy that I just eat the bacon and keep on running.

Have a great Thursday!
Live Intentionally!

To read more "M" posts, head on over to Jenny matlock's blog!
Jenny Matlock


  1. I think this is the best "resolution" I have read about so far....I love it.

    Less for more....perfect.

  2. What a great resolution! I think you're onto something. Once you slow down and pare back, the little things can shine. Keep us posted on how you're doing with this.

  3. Hi Jen - yes yes yes ... I really do need to find the path to LESS - simpler is so much better ... more manageable, less overwhelming, etc. And for me, I'm not just talking about purging the "stuff", but also the schedule, the commitments, etc ... I've been drowning lately, so I'm all for less!! Love it!

  4. Great post and wonderful counsel.

    I'm on board!


  5. What a great post -- definitely the best resolution post I have read so far. I totally agree with you...
    Happy Thursday! :)

  6. trading less for more--I LOVE IT!

    If you did eat the bacon, though, you'd probably want to run more, too! ;)

  7. I agree Jen...less definately means more of the good stuff. We simplified this Christmas and made more time for what really matters. It was one of the best Christmas' we've ever had. I'm hoping to carry this into the New Year!

  8. I'm a newbie these parts--greetings--just found you via Aphabe-Thursday.

    Lovely post, you've got a good point here. Also, you have just reminded me that I want to consume MUCH MORE bacon in the New Year :). Keep up the good work.

  9. yes! I want more less as well! although now you have me hankering for more more bacon ... great post!!!

  10. You blew my socks off with this post, Jen...especially your sign-off "Live Intentionally!"

    I spent way too many years just letting life take whatever direction it wanted. I've decided I need to make an effort to guide my life where I need it to go.

    Have a great day! La

  11. This is exactly how I've been feeling. I think I finally have my finger on it--tomorrow.

  12. Couldn't agree with you more! No pun intended.

  13. I love your goal.I just wish we could eat bacon as we go.

  14. I love how youre mind works.. .

    But it is so very ture. . .more with less is kind of like a lifestyle change isn't it?

  15. I want more too. More mess contol at the moment. Working on it though.

  16. Less for more is a perfect summation of what I want - thank you for articulating that so perfectly! :)

    I totally remember that commercial...and now thanks to you, I will have it in my head all day long!!!!

  17. Just CUT the fat! Just CUT to the chase! Just CUT out the non-essentials!!

  18. I think you're on the right track. And I'm right behind you.

  19. I'm still thinking about bacon... :)

  20. Less is definitely more! Love your ideology and looking forward to seeing how you progress with this :)

  21. Wow. Amazing writing here today. Love your segues and the way you expressed this philosophy that so many of us share with you.

    I started out 2011 with the word "Peace" but now I think I'm just going for 'Survival".

    Love this link.

    Thank you for sharing!


  22. Perfectly true!! Yes to Less!! I did that last year... cut back my obligations... it made a huge difference in my time with the kids... loved that! still working on less clutter, less stuff, less when I walk through the grocery store... ha ha... etc. etc. Great post!! =)