Thursday, October 25, 2007

Dear Janice,

I hope that when you receive this, you have accomplished success with emptying. Clutter, mind clutter, and too many activities are holding you back from being the woman God created you to be.

As you declutter, more room is made for welcoming, befriending, resting, engaging and even listening.

With God, all things are possible.

Got this in the mail yesterday. I wrote this letter to myself on November 19, 2006 in a Sunday School class. My wise teacher mailed it to me almost a year later. I am progressing but really hoped to be closer to the goal by now. I've said it ten thousand times, but decluttering is very hard for me. I like having lots of supplies for whatever I want to do. I have crafts, gifts, cards, paper, homeschool books, books, purses, art supplies, beanie babies still in the wrapper, brand new pampered chef stuff, storage bins and boxes, etc. All of these things take up room and really are not bringing me joy. I am slowly putting stuff on ebay, giving things to friends, donating to charities and it is hard. The progress I have made spurs me on though. My decluttered living room makes me smile.

Some day, my decluttered home will make me smile. With God, all things are possible.

1 comment:

Lesli said...

I love it when we get a chance to write a letter to ourselves in the future. There is no one else that can kick us in the behind like our past selves. With me, anyway, it is a bigger guilt trip than anyone could lay on me because it means that I didn't achieve the goals I set out to do. Good luck with your decluttering! I could stand to do that as well!