Today I unpacked some beloved friends – from childhood and from adulthood. Well worn and well loved.
They have been buried in boxes for several months while we navigated a move. I have felt bereft and lonely without them. Today I freed them from the confines of the closet and introduced them to their new surroundings.
Simultaneously I am reading Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up”. So, as she suggests, I spread all my books out in front of me and picked up one at a time. I asked myself her simple question, “Does this book spark joy?”
I kept the ones that ignited a feeling of joy. The others I set aside to give away so that they will bring joy to someone else.
My bookshelves are emptier now yet filled with books that make me smile.
And there are five fewer boxes in the closet! Bonus! 😊