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September 22, 2017
The Year of Living Minimally
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This was supposed to be vacation week, but with the unexpected death of my father-in-law, our priorities have shifted. Now I’ll be doing some extra purging, no, lots of it.
Here’s a tip – minimize now. Seriously. Your adult kids don’t want your stuff.
Very sorry to hear of your loss. I applaud your insight about “stuff” at this time!
Oh, Pauline. I now have a double project!
Amen to all of this. In fact, that’s a wonderful lens through which to view our clutter and stuff. “If someone else were looking at this and having to go through it, what would they see?” If the answer is, “WTH?????” get rid of it. Praying for you and Jim during this time, Martha. Love you!
Thank you, my friend. It’s funny, we’re both crying and cursing him as we plow through all the stuff he wouldn’t, and couldn’t part with.
For some time I’ve been working on this very thing for this reason. It’s difficult.
Continued thoughts and prayers with you on your family’s loss.
It’s very difficult! There’s meaning behind every ‘thing.’ Thank you, Connie.
My kids keep turning down offers of my ‘stuff’. But I know from others’ experiences that I need to get rid of a lot of it. Be nice if it was just all junk I could throw away. Take some time to renew yourself and your husband. The ‘stuff’ can surely wait another week or two.
Martha, I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. It’s so hard to lose a loved one and having to go through the remnants of their life makes the good-bye a little harder. Praying for strength for you and your husband as you navigate the next few months. Hugs.
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