Monday, January 9, 2012

Blessing To Others

Hello Everyone! 

     I'm recovering from a bad cold that started right after Christmas, took me through New Year and into this week to get better. Can you believe we are already into the second week of January?! The Christmas tree came down a week ago and the rooms look larger and a bit bare without decorations. Truth be told, the less cluttered look is appealing and has me thinking about going on another decluttering mission to see what can be donated or given away. You know, the things that are cluttering up our lives can be a blessing to others when we just let them go. I'm working that as my mantra (Be a Blessing to Others by Letting GO) this year, getting rid of the excess and appreciating the simpler things in life.  
     Instead of bringing more projects into my home I plan to concentrate on some of the UFO's (Un-Finished Objects). Yes, it is time to sort through it all and see what is worth working on and what can go! I know that strikes terror into the heart of crafters everywhere and for many years I haven't been able to do it, but this is the year! I'm giving myself permission to Not Finish Objects if I've lost interest in it or just plain don't like it anymore. How about that? Pretty Bold isn't it? Why waste time on something that doesn't bring joy to your heart? Maybe I'll post photos of some of these things and you can let me know if YOU want them. LOL!  That's pretty funny considering readership on this blog. 
     Hope you will bless others by cleaning out, clearing up and donating your items to those who will enjoy them!
Have a blessed day! 


Monday, January 2, 2012


Hello Everyone,

Wishing you all a Happy New Year! Did you make any New Year Resolutions? I've been thinking about resolutions for a few weeks now, haven't come up with anything I'd like to Resolve. It's always been the same old thing year after year for as long as I remember but I'm not going there this year. I've decided that I'm not making resolutions anymore. Maybe Resolutions will be Goals for now on.  Resolutions are easily made and just as easily broken. Goals are interestingly not that easy to make because you have to decide what goal you are trying to achieve in the first place: immediate, short-term, long-term or future and what your definition is of each time reference? So, what goals or resolutions are you making and how do you go about setting them?  I'm serious, my family didn't get "goal setting" in their toolboxes (read the post on Clutter for that definition). I'm convinced goal-setting is a learned skill but how do you go about learning it if your parents didn't teach you? Just a thought, I suppose there are books and of course the ever popular organizational web sites that can help one. Maybe my problem comes back to "organizational" skills again. LOL!  Well, here we are full circle. Maybe some day I will get it, until then, I continue merrily along my way without resolution or goals to start out 2012. Oh yea, eventually I have to look at the calendar and see what's happening......but for now, NO RESOLUTIONS!