I have to laugh as I write this week's David's Minute. While it has to do with organization I have to admit it has nothing to do with time or schedules!
My family and I finally did the "summer is now over" pack up and clear out this past weekend. All I can say is WOW!! We woke up Saturday morning and as I sipped my first cup of coffee (the stronger the better) we told all the kids what we had planned for the day. Time to clear the closets! Seeing how it was Saturday and according to the kids it is supposed to be a vacation type day this obviously didn't go over to well at first. But after going over how it was going to work they buckled right down and got to it.
We went from kids room to kids room and yes, my wife and I did ours too. We took out the does not fit clothes, wore it out clothes, don't like it anymore clothes and of course we came across the why did grandma buy that kind of clothes. As we weeded through the overabundance of clothing they then began to do their own dirty wash. By the end of the day we had all reduced the closet clutter and had all of the laundry done and put away where it belongs. Way to go kiddos!
We finished up and it was amazing how they all reacted. Now, I won't get into how many bags of clothes we bagged up but let's just say it was definitely more than one bag per person. Anyway, they were excited about how much better everything fit into the dressers and hung in the closets. One of them shouted "I'm organized!".
As I am preparing to take the bags to the drop off center I thought about how I can imitate this "clean out" exercise to other areas of my life. Let me tell you, there are a few areas I can definitely clean out. How about you? I'm not necessarily talking about anything drastic but for some of you it might be.
As the days and weeks go by and we visit with people, work with others and share in experiences we can't help but generate some baggage. I know there are times when I walk away from an experience feeling heavy with baggage. Some of it is good but of course we always feel more of the bad. Unfortunately, it sometimes gets carried with us during the day and even longer. This can definitely be unhealthy and can have short and long term attitude effects.
As I wind down the year I want to do a bit of closet cleaning. I have to get rid of the bags that got filled up this year with "stuff" that no longer needs me to store it. If it doesn't have an educational impact for me, an income producing opportunity for me or if I don't enjoy doing it I have to let it go. This will free up time to enjoy expanding on opportunities and sharing with family and friends. And yes, keep my attitude in check.
So, back up the trash truck and fill it on up. I think we all can feel better and be more productive with a clean closet!
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