"Your Storage Is Almost Full," reads my cell phone. No more pictures. No more files. It's full.
Little does my iPhone know the irony in this message. It makes me laugh and want to cry at the same time. My storage is full. My schedule is full. My house is full. My belly is full. Full. Full. Full.
Thank goodness for "The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up," by Marie Kondo. In case you missed it, I'm working my way through my home using the KonMari Method as my guide.
My little phone is reminding me to keep at it even when I feel overwhelmed. Even when I'm tired. Even when the kids get sick or my car breaks, like they did today. Cause if I don't keep at it, there won't be room for anything new to come into my life. And I want the new and the surprising to enter this instant!
You see, I believe in magic. I believe in creating space for it. I believe in cultivating it. I believe in courting it. I believe it loves to surprise and delight when I least expect it.
I know I'm missing some magic at times because I don't always see what's right in front of me. It's like not seeing the pen that's in plain view because of the peripheral clutter.
You know what I mean??? You've been there too, huh?
This tidying business is going really well. The girls and I are making great progress. We are having fun and the result is more delight with our things and in our living spaces. But there was one hurdle that I was unable to tackle alone. It loomed like a dark cloud. Until Grandma came to visit.
The stuffed animals overflowing from our toy chest and the inevitable negotiations with my children over its contents loomed large in our living room. I couldn't just make them disappear while the children were away. Yet the prospect of going through them with the girls filled me with dread for I lack the strength to do that on my own.
Thank goodness for Grandma. She loves to tidy. It wasn't easy but the joy of giving their reduced number of stuffies a new use as a chair thrilled them to no end. The toy chest closes. It is happily installed in their sleeping room. A large garbage bag full of stuffies is now on its way to brighten the days of children and seniors. And by comparison, our living room looks gorgeous.
Even better, we made room for the newly installed keyboard that my brother and his family gave the girls for Christmas. Dance parties abound in all the extra space we created in just a few short hours.
You see the magic here? Cultivated. Courted. Surprised and Delighted.
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