Your blogs spark joy for me. Thank you so much.
It is very kind of you to say so Sandra.
i'll go along w sandra - your blog does spark joy. books are another thing that can spark joy when i hold them. if i no longer feel joy when i pick up 1 that i own, then out it goes. to be perfectly honest, that rarely happens which explains why i have so many books. lol!
You have to have lots of the things that spark joy.
Re Marie Kondo, I managed to off-load 5 vases to the charity shop last week. Books are next. The trouble is when I lay hands on any article, especially clothes, it kind of sparks joy, or at least says to me, 'I might come in handy'. I've got Marie Kondo's book and must get serious about down-sizing.
This is very interesting Rosemary.You have got me thinking about the difference between thoughts about things, and feelings about things...
I agree with the above comments, that your blog sparks joy for me . The zingy colour combo in today's post is especially joyful.
Yes I have tried Kondo style decluttering but still ended up with too much stuff . Old treasures still spark joy, even if no longer of use , so I have to be more drastic in my approach. These days I ask myself who would appreciate/use this item more than I am likely to . Then I can ask them and give the item away . The thought that someone else will get pleasure gives me joy . However, I still have too much stuff and find it all too easy to acquire more !
That is a lovely thing to do. I shall try it.
What a stunning flower arrangement, especially the close up. I can't take my eyes off it. I am sitting here just gazing at my laptop screen drinking it in! The colour combination, which I would never have thought to put together, is so arresting and stimulating on this wet grey day here in the S.E. of England! Both pictures are pieces of living art! Thank you Freda! Are those quinces, not sure???
It is lovely to know that others get excited about colour as I do! They are quince and I bring them in for their wonderful scent when they are ripe.
During lock down, the Marie Kondo question about looking in your wardrobe was a popular one, so I did. I saw mainly M&S, charity shop and navy blue. It was more of a Oh well! moment.
I don't think it's changed either.
Have a good rest Freda, I too find colourful joy in your posts each day
It seems that you find your joy in other things!
I fully intend to use her method, but when it comes to it I just pick half heartedly at things in cupboards in drawers so I’m not doing it properly at all. I can’t face pulling everything out and then probably being distracted by some other task and having to come back to the mess late in the day. But recent events have galvanised me into making a renewed effort. I am having to face the fact that downsizing needs to happen now while I am relatively fit. If it is daunting now, imagine how awful it will be if I have to do it in a crisis or under duress.
That is such an excellent point. Think of it as future peace of mind perhaps. Good luck! You can do this!
Such zingy colours, exactly what I needed on a cool, wet September day. Thank you.
Your blog sparks joy for me too.
Yes to Marie Kondo - gave myself a break over the summer, now going to get out all of my winter clothes and see what still sparks joy.
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