I got antsy last night because my daughter had a play date/sleepover with a bestie and I did not make any plans because my mom friends never want to do anything.:) Truth be told, I didn’t want to either. So, I spent hours upon hours getting rid of clothing and books that I have not touched in ages. The sad thing is, I get rid of things ALL of the time. But I have never deeply purged things like I did last night. I took pics of books I got rid of and I am going to write them down in case I wanted to refer to them again, and of course I kept ones that mean a lot like Harry Potter, books on writing, some Christian self-help or inspirational books and some British chick-lit. But it felt so good to let that stuff go. I feel like my mind is uncluttered in the process. I am the kind of person that cannot go to a thrift store, or be in a scattered kind of environment. I don’t have anything against getting things for less, I just don’t find places with things all over the place visually appealing. I think that was happening here too. Too much stuff to look at, and I use a fraction of it. I honestly can probably go through and do another purging, but I am going to give it about a week and marinate on it to decide if I really need to get rid of more, or if I am just going overboard. If you feel weighted down in life by anything, a relationship or job or lack thereof, of course God is the best source. But I think that getting rid of excess material things is a blessing as well because it provides items for people that are without and can make one feel lighter in material items and mentally.
Have a blessed and prosperous Thursday!