Moving

We had to  move over the last few days so blogging is sparse. But there is one thing about moving that is wonderful. Your head gets cleared to see new things. It is sort of like going a trip.

But the house we moved to was calling out to have a new look so I had to spend a few days changing things around .

When you move furniture  around or paint a wall or two , it feels like a new place. You moved , time passed , your perspective changed,  so its time for a face lift to match. That is one blessing of moving.

The other is you look at all your possessions again. Those kept in drawers stashed away, hidden for even years, get pulled out and examined and either let go or packed away for the move.

This blessing is harder to take. First of all , the number of things that we pack away is pretty astounding. Then having to pick them all up and look at them reminds me of why I really put them there for in the first place. I did not know what to do with them. Too good to toss, but you aren’t going to actually use them again. Maybe never use them again. So it is the limbo drawers. Things that have no place.

For a thing to have a place it has to be used. Use it or lose it is definitely another  way to look at that phrase.

To keep an item , it has to do one of three things. 1.Necessary for survival, things that are nourishing to your mind or soul, And beauty. Beautiful things are necessary for health and to remind you that you are a human being , The last one is beneficial to the first two.

Its the last one that saves most of my possessions from getting tossed.

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