As my life settles down into place
in this New Chapter of life
I am reminded about the importance of
on the path to
personal happiness and contentment.
I know from personal experience
my happiness is usually in proportion
to the amount of time I spend reflecting on being
I want to spend more of my time
concentrating on the good in my life
less on uncertainty and anxiety.
I want to welcome and celebrate each new day
the promise of finding simple beauties.
I want to find all the joys
this chapter in my life has to bring.
I want to relish in cleaning my kitchen.
It might seem an odd joy.
But for me
slowing down enough
to give a room a deep clean
these days …
gives me the time for reflecting on
of a kitchen filled with little beauties
collected over time.
Cleaning my kitchen
slows me down enough
to be grateful
for the functioning appliances
the ability to mix form and function
in the workhorse room of my house.
bringing Art in the kitchen
elevates the daily duties.
Slowing down enough to give my kitchen a deep clean
gives me time to really marvel in the beauty before me.
Escaping even for a moment
to being fully present …
the frantic to do lists
that don't even need to be any more.
I have to admit
too many times recently
I have thought
'it's just that next purchase'
that will fill a void in my heart.
There recently has been a wild attempt
to fill in emotional holes
The promises of the latest purchase
the search for happiness.
All the time knowing
stuff doesn't really mend things.
And sometimes it can actually add to chaos of life.
So this week
I am slowing down
to take time to clean, organize and honor the possessions
I do have.
While I edit pieces
so they can continue on
to serve others.
I am most
Time to Clean.
Time to Organize.
Time to Release Unused Possessions.
Most of all
Time to Reflect on Gratitude.
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life