I still have intentions of doing some sort of organizing today; however, if I don’t get to it, I’m not too concerned. An impromptu pillow fight that started out between my husband and the girls and then turned to just me and my four-year-old was just the medicine that was called for today. It reminded me that, while it’s important to keep your home clean and only have what you need, it’s more important to have a pillow fight with your kids. We laughed, ran into each other, stole each others’ pillows, and had a great time. Our hair was a mess and we couldn’t stop smiling. I’ll take that joy any day.
I know it sounds weird, but while I’m decluttering and removing the excess from my life, I’m slowly finding that I’m able to enjoy all life does have to offer even more. In a recent post of mine, I listed a few physical and emotional things that clutter and excess can actually cause you if you don’t get a handle on it. Depression, anxiety, weight gain, and a serious depreciation in our quality of life have all hit me pretty hard in the past. I just never realized how much damage they were actually doing at the time. I used to sit and think that this was just the way that I was. Maybe depression and anxiety were just a large part of who I was.
Just over the past five days, I’ve found that this is definitely not the case. When I’ve said that I breathe a little easier now, I mean it. I have more control over my life than I’ve ever felt that I have. And it’s the little things like doing a load of laundry every day (and folding and putting it away), and straightening up and putting things back where they belong that has brought peace to my otherwise chaotic-feeling life. Every donation bag I put into the back of my van provides a little more satisfaction of where my life is and where it’s going. Clear thoughts, clearer vision, and happiness in the blessings I’ve been given…that’s the direction of this destination. And I’m moving closer every single day.