Organizing is mentally draining, don't you think? It's hard to decide just how deeply you want to cut. I unloaded four boxes of books today that I know in real life I will probably never pick up again. Clothes are harder for me to get rid of, especially the ones I like but no longer fit into. It's hard to let go of the fantasy that I'm probably never going to weigh 130 again (which years ago was my "pig weight') (sigh), so they go in the pre-Goodwill bag for now.
Another dream I have to give up is organizing every single thing that I own. There's always going to be a junk drawer and a couple of boxes of stuff that you just don't know what to do with, so you close the box and put it back in the closet. These are the boxes that you're gonna move over and over again and then at some point you'll die and your kids will be stuck with them.
One of the books I opted to hold onto was this little gem.
You can't tell from the picture, but it's a little mini-book. God knows where it came from, but there's nothing, and I mean nothing of value in there, not even from an entertainment standpoint. It's written by a man, but in my opinion, it's sexist as hell. Vernon Howard wrote a lot of spiritual type of books, but this one...
#30: BE INDEPENDENT. Do you yearn to live your own life, to do what you really want to do? It can be done, for the Higher View is a secret life. You do what you really want because you really want to toss the mental junk out of your life and start fresh. This independence is invisible, not physical. You need not share it with a man unless he also wants to see beyond the ordinary. Usually, he never notices anything beyond his dinner plate.Yeah, the book is pretty worthless, so why did I hold on to it? Just to see people's reactions when I pull it out in a public place. Anything for a laugh, huh?
Hope you're all enjoying this Memorial Day weekend. For a lot of us, this is the first three-day weekend since friggin' New Years. That's so not right.