We have been brainstorming and this mission statement is my favorite -
Our purpose is to serve God, family, friends, and neighbors by utilizing our gifts as much as possible.
And then, when reading through Organized Simplicity some more, I re-read the author's definition of simple living as "living holistically with your life's purpose."
Isn't it also true that by using your gifts as you serve others, you will ultimately be serving yourself and when you are following God's purpose for your life then you will find joy.
Has your family come up with a Mission Statement or Family's Purpose Statement?