This morning I sit and think ...
...why is it that everyone yearns for the simpler things in life?
We get to feeling this way especially as we come in from the cold, looking to start our hibernation period that is winter. We literally become surrounded by that which we classify as "must haves." All of the impulse buys; the things we thought would fix a sad day or at a minimum match that favorite sweater.
I think of all that I have and all that I really need and see such excess. Everywhere. In the bathroom (will I ever use those hotel shampoos and conditioners?) and in the laundry room (3,576 plastic grocery bags).
I have set a date. The end of the year. I give myself until December 31. That's a little more than a month. I will go room by room, box by box and keep only what is necessary, what I (honestly and truly) wear and use (on a regular basis) and what I love and treasure, including what's in the white box (for another post, another day).
I will gather shampoos and baggies and say enough is enough, a little every day.
I guess J can stay.
See ya round the (simplified?!?) corner...