When I took this picture, I was going to tell you all about how my “things” are now becoming less. I was going to tell you all about how my daughter has been helping me sort through things that have needed sorting out for a long time. I was going to tell you how these “things” can accumulate and clutter up oneself, kind of slowly take over and not only clutter up space, but clutter up a soul . . . I was going to tell you all about how my life is feeling the uplift of donating many things, and organizing the space that now is in order, and less “full”, and looks and feels oh-so-good.
I do want you to know all of the above. And that without that help, (thank you, A.M. I could not have done it without you!), I would still be swimming in a puddle of great intentions to do what has actually, finally begun. And by-the-way I may have to show you some of her work–these closets are photo worthy!
Yet the statement on my little box, “The best things in life aren’t things”, seems so much more important than my closets, my fullness, my uplifting.
As this week of Thanksgiving is upon us and surrounds us, “things” really do seem trivial. I give thanks to God for the “things” that are really significant in life’s scheme. The love of family and friends. Good health. Abundance of blessings.
God Bless YOU, may your Thanksgiving be joyous and spent with those you love.
Most gracious God, by whose knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew; We yield thee unfeigned thanks and praise for the return of seed-time and harvest, for the increase of the ground and the gathering in of the fruits thereof, and for all the other blessings of thy merciful providence bestowed upon this nation and people. And, we beseech thee, give us a just sense of these great mercies; such as may appear in our lives by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all glory and honour, world without end.”
~ The Book of Common Prayer 1893