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It Arose Such A Clutter Day 1

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sometimes I find clutter comes in various forms. Just as we clean and redecorate our living space, we have to clean and redecorate our spiritual self. Today is our beginning of a journey that is timeless and endless.

Last year I won our town Christmas Decorating Contest. The category I won was most creative. This year my grandmother died. I have given a lot of thought to my house and Christmas. My very favorite night of the year is Christmas Eve. I have envisioned a single candle in the window. The thought of the quote, "More is just more." comes rushing to mind. As time has past my vision has grown. I see an cement angel in the side yard with a simple wooden sign that has the quote, "For unto us is born a savior..."

This morning as I write this blog I am looking around at the clutter. Yesterday my mom said to me, "Mary, at least decorate the outside." Maybe that is part of the problem. I have tried for so long to decorate the outside.

Today I am starting with a box. My goal is to start the removal of the clutter from within not only my living room, but also the clutter within me. Today is the first day of 25 days of clutter removal.
This is our first Christmas tree. We adopted it on December 19 of 1993. We got it on our second date. It is now planted on my Grandparent's farm.
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_MOBII_ 11/28/2012 11:00AM

    I love this and it sounds like a great idea!

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KAREN91 11/27/2012 10:13PM

    I have clutter issues as well. I need to work on clutter. Sometimes I feel guilty because I dont celebrate Christmas with as many cards or decorations as I would like because clutter steals my time and energy. I am going to work on the clutter in my house again. Thanks for inspiring me! emoticon emoticon

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FAVALL 11/26/2012 3:57PM

    Just curious, what were the first "things" that went into the box from the living room and yourself? I struggle with clutter in both areas as well. I'm considering joining your 25 day challenge as well.

BTW... love the picture of the tree and the special location of its growth. Trees represent life!

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NEWKATHYNOW 11/26/2012 3:50PM

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EMMACORY 11/26/2012 11:47AM

    You are an inspiration. I think I will take the journey with you. emoticon

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JACKIE542 11/26/2012 9:56AM

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 11/26/2012 9:33AM

    Take it one step at a time --- with whatever feels right for YOU!!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 11/26/2012 8:42AM

    You will feel so much more refreshed and capable of taking on the tasks which are truly important to you.

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MERETONI 11/26/2012 8:09AM

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NANCY- 11/26/2012 7:20AM

    What a beautiful gift you are giving yourself.
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