Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Day 2 of Letting Go

A few things went in the trash can today but very little left the house.  I was on a mission to find my car key and it's still missing.  Finding the key was important.  I had taken it off from the rest of my keys to put in my pocket when I went to go run.  I came home and laid it beside the others on the table by the door.  I had used it later in the afternoon to go to the car and get something out of the trunk.  I just don't know what I did with it when I came back into the house.

I thought the first step I planned to do in my 31 days of letting go would take care of the problem. I looked at the surfaces that needed clearing-those places that collect piles of the stuff we drop off until we put it away except some of the stuff never gets put away. Some of you probably use baskets and drawers or shelves and cabinets.  We tend to use the kitchen table, dining room table, the sideboard in the entry way, the banister ledge, kitchen counters, bathroom counters, oak hall tree, window seats, dresser tops, and sometimes the piano.  I have read that a kindergarten classroom is the perfect model to use for organization because everything has a place in the area where it is used.  My goal in letting go is to have a place for everything in the area it belongs.  Today the tables were cleared.  That's it.
About the only thing I let go of today was confidence-confidence in my ability to do this.  To be honest, I spent more time figuring out buttons, blog design, and permalinks than I did letting go.   For tonight, I will remember the famous saying by Scarlett O'Hara, "Tomorrow is another day!" and Paul's reminder from God in 2 Corinthians 12:9-My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

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