Happy Monday. Time to share a SPARK……..Every Monday those of us who are participating in SPARKS post a little something to get the week started. “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago. It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it. Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort. Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK with Annie have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again. Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!
I’ve already started what used to be called “Spring Cleaning” but actually is more like “I’ve got to get some of this STUFF we’ve accumulated out of here so we can buy NEW stuff”. You know what I mean. Learning that it’s OK to let something go (that comfy old falling apart chair, threadbare rug) and move on – unless it REALLY means something to you – is tough. You do learn over time that you have to de-clutter or else move to a bigger house but who among us can do that EASILY??? Few! Anyway, back to what my thought was about de-cluttering. I looked for a quote that was about simplifying or taking “Spring Cleaning” an extra step to make your life – not just your home environment – less cluttered………here’s what I found – and I really like it!
SO TRUE! Clutter is many things…………..I realize now that throughout my life I have had trouble removing SOME clutter from my life – particularly holding on to someone I thought was right to have in my life but really wasn’t. Once that situation changed, I began living the life I wanted to live. But it was a painful change at first for me. As I’ve aged I’m finding it less painful to let go. Time is shorter and I want the rest of my life – however long that may be – to be one that lets me be ME and share that time with someone who wants that for me too!
I do love this SPARK. I hope it speaks to you in some fashion – it’s my “EARLY SPRING” adopted philosophy!