The Art of Letting Go

I watched my very first episode of Marie Kondo on Netflix this morning.

I am also currently reading, "Girl, Wash Your Face" by Rachel Hollis and have just begun to read "The Life-Giving Home" by Sally and Sarah Clarkson. Coincidence? I think not. 

God's perfect timing in action has these 3 things aligning themselves at once in my life. Conspiring against me? No, they are for me!

This whole tidying up thing is going to take me a gazillion hours; but, it's going to be so worth it!

When you move, and move, and move again the last few boxes just get dumped in. There's no time to go through and sort what remains. It all just gets brought along for the ride. 

Each move I've been able to down-size, but, there's always more to go. Such is life with kids who so quickly grow; it's hard to keep up with them! Couple that with my own fluctuating waistline; and, it's hard to decide (even just within a closet's space) what stays and what should go. I'm learning, "If it doesn't spark joy - just say, 'No', and part with a 'Thank you.'"

Sparking Joy - Image Provided by Pexels via Pixabay - Word Overlay by Jennie Louwes

I'm not one to believe there's a spirit in inanimate objects. The, "Thank you", isn't to the clothier, the manufacturer, or the clothe's themselves, it's more my way of acknowledging God, His provision; the fact that I can freely give and know I will once again be provided for in due time.

A roof over my head, clothes to wear, food to eat; my essentials cared for, I'm blessed!

Stuff just weighs us down.

Room by room changes need to be made. Work on myself needs to be done. A home filled with inviting spaces needs to be created. 

I haven't bought Marie Kondo's book, have you? I'm a book loving gal (most writers are); perhaps, it's a purchase I need to make. Then, with all 3 books in hand, I can set off to create a true home despite the one I'm living in being temporary.

To sell a home, to profit from home-ownership, it must be cared for, appreciated, and have a glow about it.

Just like we should be lights on a hill burning brightly so should our homes too be uncluttered safe havens of joy and warmth.

From stressful, cluttered, ugly chaos to joy-filled, free space? Is it possible? I'll let you know in 9 months time (or less).

Even when moves seem never ending you can make the next move far easier on yourself by owning less and only keeping those things that serve a purpose for joy and sentimentality's sake.

Giving my all to raise you up!


Jennie Louwes - Image Provided by The Gregory A. Smith Family

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