Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And I have eagerly traveled both,
And being the seasoned traveler, I stood
Looking down both roads as far as I could
To where experiences led to personal growth;

One road was cluttered with gizmos and gadgets,
Schedules consuming us with no time to spare,
With so many things that we just had to get;
Striving for bigger and better while drowning in debt,
In a cold hollow home since we weren’t ever there;

A new road we’ve found where we live with less,
A path where contentment and peace can be found,
A slower pace for our lives and abandoning the mess,
With priorities in place and forgetting the rest,
A life where joy, time, and meaning abound.

I share my story with a happy sigh,
Somewhere this journey began to make sense,
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less cluttered by,
And that has made all the difference.

“The Road Less Cluttered” by Faith Janes was inspired by “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also  Matthew 6:19-21


Trust God for your day, ….Today