On Living a Low Maintenance Life

low maintenance
Someone who is easy to please, does not require constant pampering, attention or gifts or things done "their way or no way."  One who is genuinely happy to enjoy the company of others.  Easy going, unselfish, and usually a joy to be around.  Usually male, as most women are high maintenance.
- Urban Dictionary

The restaurant was noisy and crowded.  A full house that night, people waited at the door to get in, every space was filled, plates piled high, wait staff bustled with trays and drinks.  Across the aisle was a table for four jammed with seven diners.  Loud music and big conversations filled the room.

The waitress zoomed over in high gear, a bit harried, yet friendly.  'You don't have to worry about us,' I smiled.  'We're low maintenance.'

She sighed deep, broke into a smile, and relief relaxed her body language. We assured her that we were in no rush, she could take her time.  She sped off to the kitchen in high gear as we settled back with our menus and began chatting about our day.


If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, and being one in spirit and purpose.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross!
- Philippians 2:5 - 9


What's a low maintenance lifestyle look like?  Do you lean toward being high maintenance?  Or interact with those who are?

Let's talk about the definition, the Scripture, your own experiences, and what you've learned along the way ...

P.S.  With all respect to the Urban Dictionary's definition, I'm not sure that most men are low maintenance.   I've known a few high maintenance characters in my lifetime who just happen to be male.  {smile}

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