Good morning. It’s hot! There is only one word to describe to you what’s going on here at Stone Cottage today, and also to encourage myself if I may, and that’s…Purging! Yes, that’s it!
As I stepped outside this morning, and passed the untidy “accumulations" of things in the garage, and knowing that it’s trash day, I pushed myself into action before the trash man arrived and rid the garage of anything I could manage, that I didn’t truly need or like. Hot, sweat pouring, it got cleared out. This sense of needing to “purge” is not new to me. I’ve read the books, and followed the websites, that say this is the first action needed to feel happier, and to really love where you live, and as a result, a few years ago I started giving things away. Once, when my friend wanted things for a sale, she arrived with her sister, a truck, and a couple young men and I went room to room, saying, “Take that too!” I couldn’t believe how much I gave away that day, all things that really had no purpose here in the house, and I knew then, that for me, a lighter house was the only answer. So light as it may be now, it will be lighter yet!
I’ve been feeling a little blue the past few weeks really, as laundry piles up, (even the clean), and “stuff” is all about the house. There’s dishes, (always dishes), and bathroom items we all have, that seem to cover entire vanities. Fingerprints on this and that. Sigh. You name it, we've got it.
I won’t let the little feelings of blue really discourage me however, I know it’s home and homes get messy, don’t they though? But I know there is only one thing that helps this problem, and the sure thing to brighten my feelings....Purging.
I started this time with the garage. Then it will be the storage room in the basement, followed by bathrooms, and extra clothes the whole family has. Clothes that somebody else needs to love now. Goodwill! Books, “stuff,” and more junk; it all needs to go! :) It's never easy work, but it is rewarding, and ultimately, I know my family will love home more, when it is clean, beautiful, and where love has room to grow.
See you soon! There isn’t time to knit or sew this morning, and no time for slow, inhaling of morning air. That will all be worth the wait. I have cleaning to do! When it’s done, I’ll enjoy these sweet past times that much more:) I wish you a beautiful day full of love friends! Jeannine xo