It seems that I have taken a bit of a blog break :~)
I can't believe how quickly time is passing, with all the activities of Spring. We are spending every available moment outside breathing in God's creation.
Last month I read, and am now re-reading a book called "It's All Too Much" by Peter Walsh. He is one of the organizers on a cable program called "Clean Sweep". After my post on *stuff*, this book was one I stumbled upon. It has been extremely helpful for me to truly separate needs vs. wants, and to separate myself a little from my *extreme sentimentality*. Mind you, I am very organized, and therefore come up with all sorts of clever ways to *hide* all my stuff. What I am in the process of doing now is actually going through all of it and very closely examining why I am keeping it. We are 2 large boxes and (4 )30 gallon garbage bags full of donations lighter. I am feeling so much lighter emotionally and I have only done the master bedroom and closet. Well it's nearly finished.....still some tweaking to do to create a calm, restful, uncluttered place to breath and restore. I am going to work on one area at a time. My oldest son's room is next.
My decluttering has been taking a huge chunk of mine time lately. I am trying to see to the end of the tunnel when decluttering will be maintenance and won't be such a focus in our home. I would much rather have my focus on more *precious* things - like my 4 sweet treasures and my one fabulous husband. Not to mention, a clear and uncluttered focus on the Lord, when my mind is not filled with *stuff*. That is the best reward of all.
I pray that you all have a blessed Friday.
It is raining non-stop here today, so we are off to the local children's museum to run off some of this kid energy :~)
In God's Love, Tami