Saturday's Joy

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Saturday's Joy
"Half the joy of life is in little things taken on the run. Let us run if we must---even the sands do that- - -but keep our hearts young and our eyes open that nothing worth our while shall escape us. And everything is worth its while if we only grasp it and its significance."...Victor Cherbuliez

I have found great joy today in organizing and de-cluttering. I read ONEKIDSMOM's blog this morning and she spurred me to free myself of the stress of my muddled-mayhem! I've got a long way to go, but worked on a hallway today, the dining room, and now am tackling the living room. In so doing, I've had the wonderful pleasure of reminiscing over many cards and letters my dear sister has sent me throughout the years. Oh, how grateful I am that I saved them! Granted, there were tears as I read those letters, but also many smiles as I reflected over confidences shared.
I'm on my way!! I will continue to de-clutter, organize, and get that stress out of my life. (I've already boxed-up items for Goodwill.) In accomplishing this, I will free myself to enjoy my home and free-up my spirit to enjoy those things that really matter.
As I lighten my home's load of clutter, I know that I will lighten-up, also, attaining those goals of health and well-being!

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  • PATTIE441
    Thank you. That has definitely given me motivation to declutter. My prayers are with you, and thank you for sharing and being so inspiring. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2419 days ago
    WOW....your blog is sooo refreshing and inspirational at the same time. Thank you for sharing! emoticon
    2503 days ago
    Glad that you are doing better. Takes time. I am de-cluttering also. I save things from years gone by. I will donate also to Goodwill and others. Bless You!

    HUGS Wendy
    2532 days ago
    I have been decluttering as well, starting with the hundreds of books I have acquired over the years. I have donated about half of them to the annual book sale that takes place in our town to benefit the library. I have a long way to go to but I feel good about being in the process.
    2534 days ago
    That was the inspiration that I needed to do the same. I was cleaning out cards also one day, and found a letter from my dad. It's very valuable to me.
    Organizing can help in many ways.
    2537 days ago
    Great blog, time for me to de-clutter.
    2540 days ago
    Enjoyed your blog and it almost seems a daily thing to try and declutter but always find a neat memory
    2540 days ago
    De-cluttering is always on my to-do list, but it seldom gets done. I must put this back on my priority list. Life does seem lighter when we unload ourselves of the unnecessary emoticon

    Keep up the good work!!

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    2541 days ago
    Just beautiful to see joy it what can be so difficult for some,thank you for being my inspiration to do the same and look forward to de-clutter as opposed to dreading it. emoticon again! emoticon Diana:)
    2542 days ago
    Happy you have lots of memories of your sister. As I get older I seem to be "saving things" more thinking that I might need it. I need to declutter myself but am overwhelmed at all that needs attention. You have given me the lift to start on one corner of a room and go from there.

    Thanks for another good blog.

    2542 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/3/2011 1:14:50 PM
    i love that you are so refreshed by your spring cleaning adventures. to find joy in a dimplier life is a godsend
    2542 days ago
    Joining you this afternoon - time to change out the winter clothes and get ready for spring!
    2542 days ago
    I challenged myself at the beginning of the year to eliminate 500 lbs of clutter from my life. I have 55 more pounds to go. It's so freeing and my house stays neater!

    2542 days ago
    Lightening up by de-cluttering does wonder for the soul. emoticon
    2542 days ago
    Nothing like a declutter and clean through to cleanse the soul LOL.
    I go hammer and tongs at it every spring.

    Great post, thanks for sharing Chrys emoticon emoticon
    2542 days ago
    Great blog. Thanks for sharing. That is something I need to do. I am terrible at doing this. I keep saying I am going to go through everything and get rid of it, but I have such a hard time getting started. I find myself overwhelmed by all I have to do. I did manage to go through my closet last week and I donated 3 bags of clothing to a church second-hand store. That's a start. I know I have lots more to do, though.
    2542 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    I am trying to declutter some myself although not getting a lot done. I think I will make a list and get serious out it come Monday.

    How is your Daughter in Law? (Hope I got that right).

    Hugs, Sunny
    2542 days ago
    Awesome job Chrys, that is what I am doing decluttering and re-organizing my apartment. Have a great week.
    2542 days ago
    GREAT job Chrys! I always love to sit in our family room after it's been picked up and vacuumed. I feel enlivened by my clean fresh environment.
    And how lovely to have mementoes from your beloved sister. What blessed wonderful memories you have.
    xx Usha.

    2542 days ago
    It always feels good to "purge" those things we collect but no longer need. And nothing is more comforting than a clean, tidy environment in which to focus on that joy. (Which is my middle name, coincidentally.) :-) Good work!
    2542 days ago
    I've found that de-cluttering my physical life helps me to de-clutter my mental life. The two seem to go together. Congrats on your de-cluttering.
    2542 days ago
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