It's amazing how little we truly need. It's hard to see that, when we have so much cluttering our lives. There's so much 'noise' around us. Social media. Tv. Computers. Rushing from here to there for appointments, the kids' activities, what the family wants, what the media says we need.
If you were able to strip all of that away, to peel back those pulls on your life, you'd find you don't need much. When you don't need much, then you can focus on what you are supposed to be doing, what is good to do, what is right to do.
It's not easy to get rid of the clutter. (If you are not careful, you may implode and the clutter will go away as a result. I don't recommend that, but it is effective. That's another blog post though.) Challenge yourself to declutter for a small period of time. Maybe vacation week would work for you. Forget the expensive trip. Stay home and see what it's like to not have clutter for a week. In that silence, you will come closer to who you want to be than who you don't.
“The first step in crafting the life you want
is to get rid of everything you don't.”
Kind of off topic...but when you consider how happy candy makes people, maybe not! I'm big on surprising people and providing little somethin' somethin's when possible to make people smile.
I discovered Old Time Candy website this week and gave them a spin. LOVED them. They specialize in candies from across the decades (but they have your current favorites, too.) You know what's awesome about them? Well, there are several types of awesome, but one of their coolest features is you can handpick each piece of candy if you like and create your own special bundle. I did that this week...selecting about 130 different pieces of candy. I turned in the order on Monday evening...Tuesday morning it shipped...and today it arrived on site!
People were happy. The items were exactly what I wanted them to be. It was pretty awesome. I'll definitely be using them again. No.... I'm not affiliated with them and I don't get paid or anything for recommending them. They are just too cool not to share!
“Candy is nature's way of making up for Mondays." ~Unknown Author
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