All it took was a quick read of the new Magnolia Journal and a shift in season for the annual spring cleaning itch to kick in.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been going room by room, cleaning, purging, donating and organizing, and it’s been refreshing. The sweet volunteer at my local Salvation Army knows me by name.
The name of the game … simplify. Ironically, my mom heard a message in church recently around happiness – and that it does not come from materialistic items. I’d venture to guess those with less are happier than those with more.
As I stack up the donation piles with things gone unused for months, even years, I find myself cleaning out my thoughts. Holding on to things we don’t need can be a tough habit to break, but an immature one to keep. As I prepare for Easter, I’m reminded of what’s recorded that Christ owned. A true minimalist who spent his spare time, outside of carpenter work, and likely all of his money, traveling around spreading the Good News.
Life sure comes a lot easier with less choices. My hope is that something as small as creating less choices on what to wear will free up a few extra minutes each morning to maintain my commitment to read the Bible.
What are you cleaning out this Spring?