Monday, 1 August 2011

Reasons to be cheerful number one...

Less tv.

I didn't watch much. Now I watch even less.

I have just added up that I watch maybe 1 hour per day - that includes the half an hour news bulletin so I don't think that is too bad????

I used to watch so much more.

I do not watch any soaps and haven't for years.

I feel so much better not watching soaps. Soaps stress me out!

Reasons to be cheerful number two...

Less stuff.

Everywhere I go I seem to see people collecting stuff. Even on blogs people are buying stuff. They call it thrifting or building a stash. But it's just stuff. I seem to have got rid of stuff. It wasn't a conscious decision. But I just got rid of stuff that I wasn't using regularly or that didn't make me feel very happy when I saw it.

Stuff made me feel heavy; books, ornaments, cushions, fabric, craft items, "just in case I might need it", "but it could be useful" stuff . Stuff that I had not used in years and was unlikely to use. Stuff that had to go. So now the rooms are emptier and I feel like I can breathe more freely.

I have kept stuff that I like and might use. And now I can actually see it, enjoy it and might actually get round to using it!!

And that must surely be a reason to be cheerful.

Reasons to be cheerful number three...

I got through the day, thank you Lord, I got through the day. I did not punch anyone's light out, much as I felt like it. I kept my dignity, acted like a lady and got through the day. THANK YOU LORD!


Less is more.


Elizabethd said...

I guess we all have far `too much 'stuff', but there is a lot of effort required in sorting it out!

marsha said...

Getting rid of stuff is time consuming and exhausting. why did I bring all this stuff into my home? It is not making me happy.