The sun of spring renews us. Bees spread wild flowers across fields, life comes alive and you can smell green in the air.
We feel new life in us and in the world at this time of year.
I love this quote by Robert H. Schuller: “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods.
Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”
This is why you should never clean out closets, spend too much money to make you feel better or eat too much in the winter.
You’ll regret it.
Thinking about spring cleaning brings back memories of wide open windows, de-cluttering closets and drawers.
In springtime I feel the need to purge and de-clutter my life in every aspect.
I reflected today on the things I want to do physically, emotionally and spiritually with my life before summer comes. (Bathing suit weather!)
And I always get this urge to throw everything away in my house!
I’ve gotten rid of things I regret and kept others for far too long. But I still want to go crazy through my closet and toss out all the clothes I think I will never wear. Get all the junk out of my bathroom I don’t use but keep holding onto just in case.
Don’t be overzealous but don’t be timid either. My rule of thumb? Hold it up, whatever it is and ask, “Do I really, really love this”?
And if not, out the window it goes.
And the garage…ugg.
We won’t talk about that. Even spring can’t get me motivated enough to clean it.
But this year, in this new season, the feeling of ridding myself of the old and replacing with the new is upon me.
I no longer have time in my life for things that no longer have meaning, people with whom I have no real friendship, places where I waste too much time and those things I don’t use.
Like my stupid sewing machine I WILL NEVER USE. That box of picture frames I bought on a whim to do a craft I can’t remember.
Or the friend that is sadly not really a friend. Someone you’ve counted on, confided in and in reality hung on you to pay for entertainment or to use your expertise without thanks or perhaps, to fill a loneliness until something better came along.
Or lie out of spite to make you look like the villain in a play with very bad dialogue.
So out with the ugly shoes, out with the dress no longer fashionable,
and out with the duplicitous friends.
My time and life are far to precious to be spent worrying or dealing with things/people that have been sitting in the garage collecting dust.
It’s time you realize that its in the garage for a reason, toss it.