I've been doing a massive de-cluttering around my house this week, cleaning out closets, shuffling things from place to place trying to make the most use of the small storage space that I have.
I have this idea that live fairly minimally and that I don't have much clutter ... but today I am thinking that maybe I do have a bit of 'hoarding' in me but I just hide it better. I can hear my sisters snickering right now... well actually more like downright laughter because they have this idea that I am completely neat and organized all the time. Okay, more on that in tomorrows post!
While I was cleaning out, I found a quote that I had framed probably ten years ago at least. It was in one of the first issues I think of Oprah magazine and what it said really resonated with me:
"What you find in your mind is what you put there. Put good things in there."I had framed it to remind myself that I can choose what I clutter my head with. And it is true. And so today I wanted to remind all of you that while it is great to de-clutter your drawers and closets, the best thing you can do for yourself is to de-clutter your mind.
This afternoon as I was standing in line at HomeGoods (Oh, I found a beautiful black armoire with drawers for my client's guest room!!!), I saw a book that caught my eye. It was called, "Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life" by Gail Blanke and it made me think, what if I took 50 things out of my head that didn't need to be there? Anger. Un-forgiveness. Self criticism. Doubt. Shame. Regret. Worry.
And I was reminded of this passage from Philippians:
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." (Phil. 4:8)
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