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Monday, musings…

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What we think, we become.
All we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
The Buddha

Last year I did some decluttering of my home.  It was past time to do it and took some thought and work to accomplish it.  It feels good to have it done and now I have some other decluttering to do.

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. For the past 20 years or so I have observed the days before Easter with some sort of discipline. I do something new or don’t do something I usually do. This year I am going to continue with the decluttering I started last January.

This decluttering will be of my mind and heart. I will be thinking and praying about who I was yesterday, who I am today, and who I will be tomorrow. To do this, I will concentrate less on the physical and more on the spiritual aspect of this life of mine. I hope to learn what to let go of, what to keep, and what new things to add to my life.

So, to do this I will be limiting my time on the computer, I will not be writing or reading blogs, and I will limit the time I spend on my tablet and Netflix.  I know this will not be easily done because these are things I enjoy and do most days. I will miss writing my blog and reading yours but will be journaling about what I learn as the Spirit leads.

This is the last of my blogging until Monday after Easter.
Blessings, my friends.

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Monday, musings…

“Never let the things you want
make you forget the things you have.”
Sanchita Pandey

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I know at times I am guilty of being so hung up on what I want that I don’t see what I have.  And I have a lot. Much more than I need!  Last year I did some decluttering that resulted in three trips to Goodwill. In a pickup truck!

There are things I kept. Some are family things that are important to me. They don’t have great monetary value but the memories attached to them are priceless. Then there are the things I think I might need.  The fact that I haven’t used them or even looked at them for ages doesn’t seem to matter.

I am planning on doing another declutter this Spring or Summer. My office closet is ridiculous! Overflowing with pens and markers and pencils. There is also a pile of journal-type books that will never be used. It just needs to be decluttered! Last year when I went through my files I threw away papers that were useless.  Warranties and receipts and user manuals of things that I no longer have. I had tax returns going back to 1965! Now I only have the last five years.  The mass of shredding I did ended the life of my shredder and it got tossed.

Speaking of old tax returns…as I was going through them to take the staples and paper clips off them it was fun to look at them. Surprising how little money I made and I never went without anything I needed. Which brings us back to the quote. There were always things I wanted (and a lot of them I got) but didn’t need them.  There are still things I think about having but they are not true wants just stuff to daydream about.

I am happier with less stuff.
Of course, I will never ever get rid of the
teddy bear Pa gave me the day I was born.
He’s my Guy!

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Wednesday, writing whatever…

I didn’t write Monday, musings… because I was in a terrible mood since Sunday. So I decided to spare you. I wasn’t going to write today because things weren’t much better for most of the day.  That means I was an ugly, grumbling, complaining, horrible bitch for four days!  Not my usual self for sure.

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I seem to have gotten back to my normal self but I am now in no mood to write.  That ever happen to you?  I am going to take a bath and go to bed.  I can’t stand being outta sorts!

Tomorrow is going to be a wonderful day!

 

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Friday, 5 lines or less…

Using the word example
Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
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My lines:

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When they were kids she was the perfect example of a wild child. Everyone thought she would come to a bad end and die young. They have all grown old and grey and are set in their ways and simply bored to death. These days they call the wild child a crazy old woman and shake their heads in wonder wishing they were just like her. They can see now that she is the only one of them who has always really been alive and happy.

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Monday, musings…

“No matter what accomplishments you make
somebody helps you.”
Wilma Rudolph

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How true.  Think about it.  Of the things you have accomplished how many did you do without any help?  Probably not a one.  There were helpers whether or not you acknowledged them or even knew them.

In your life, there are family members, teachers, coaches, friends, acquaintances, neighbors, students, clergy,…the list is endless. You probably know most of those who helped you achieve the things you wanted to do, be, have, make, or happen. But there are many who are in the background.  People who wrote or did something that inspired you and gave you the tools and courage to try something new and different. They may be close or distant or even no longer in this world but they were there for you on your journey.

Maybe it’s time to acknowledge your helpers.
Say thank you to those you know…and don’t know.
Look for where you can be of help to others.
Share your blessings.

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