Saturday, April 19, 2008


This afternoon we took anyone who wanted to go with us to Columbus for a while. We were looking for a new TV for our bedroom. I have mixed feelings about even having a TV in the room at night but it sure does come in handy in the morning when little feet are up before old feet are! Plus Blake is a sleep specialist he wouldn't dare do anything to disrupt our sleep or keep us from going to bed on time. hehehe
So it turned out Anabeli and Marvin were the only two who wanted to enjoy the day with us.
We went to Target without daddy to allow him to really look at the TVs at Best Buy.
All that to say this. I walked in the door and they had three or four halfsize aisles full of summer junk, oh I meant to say things.
Anway I am trying so hard to pare down to bare bones. It is going to be sooooo hard because I am a collector.
Without even thinking about it I rolled the cart to that area but (Thank God) it was so crowded with other shoppers I couldn't even get down the aisles. While I waiting to maneuver my way down the aisle, it hit me.
I DON'T NEED ANOTHER THING! There is nothing in that area that I could possibly want or "need". Quite the shock.
So I backed up the cart and headed to get the things I really needed like diapers for Jake and clothes soap.
What a liberating feeling. God had convicted me of the mess I was trying to get rid of before I had a chance to add more. As everything comes together, my life feels so much less stress. Every drawer I open is half as full. Every closet is emptying. I even had empty Rubbermaid tubs now!
More free time. More happiness. Less brooding about too much stuff!
I had to giggle to myself as I walked away. My friend, Jesus, has helped me clean out lots of closets and drawers, even some of the real dusty, ugly and locked ones in my heart!

It reminds me of the childhood song:
I got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.
Down in my heart.
Down in my heart.
I got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.
Down in my heart to stay.

1 comment:

Angel said...

YAY FOR LESS SUMMER JUNK!!! That is awesome. I am so sick of MORE STUFF... Angel