Over packing used to be my forte (I am work in progress). This time around I gave it my best shot to travel light. I carried less books (the only time I give e-books priority over paperback is at the Airport, because boy am I team PAPERBACK!). I was still a little overweight but the good news is that my hand luggage was within limits.
I could certainly feel the difference from the last time I travelled my my my. This is a little embarrassing but I will still let you know what happened last year. I had excess checked in luggage, excess hand luggage and my handbag was also overweight (it wasn’t weighed….*phew*). After I found out I was overweight and had to repack my bags, I stuffed two pairs of shoes in my handbag a couple books and then repacked them into my carry on bag once I checked in and passed the security check point. The more I think about it the more I question myself (where is the honesty in that Michelle?).
Anyways, lets get back to today’s lesson. To me almost travelling lightly this time around reminds me of
1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Pros of travelling light– No backaches from carrying a sack-rack with heavy books. Less stuff to lug around (easier to run to your boarding gate if you lose track of time WINDOW SHOPPING) and lastly no excess luggage fees.
What are you worrying about today? I would like to encourage you to trust God, give Him ALL your cares, think about them as excess kilo’s and how much better it is to travel lightly. God cares about you and I. Give Him your fears, troubles & anxieties. Lay them all down to the Lord and that heavy burden will be lifted.
There is one more thing I want to share with you. I came across The Minimalists from one of my friend bloggers; unfortunately her original blog post isn’t on the web anymore so I can’t share the link with you. They always end their podcasts with this phrase- Love people and use things because the opposite doesn’t work.
Thank you for reading :).