It is a glorious morning that has been given to us. This is the day that I spend renewing my spirit. It is up to each individual to figure out how best to do this. I have been thinking about how clutter has alienated us from family and friends.
Do you remember when we were children that people used to visit one another on Sunday afternoons? You didn’t make a phone call to warn them or ask their permission to come on over. You just got in the car and dropped in. What ever happened to this freedom to enjoy each others company?
Well I believe that the demise of visiting has occurred because Clutter has invaded our lives. All that clutter, made us not want to open the door. If you did open the door you were embarrassed by your home and your guests felt your uneasiness. How sad to think that we have lost relationships because clutter put such a guilt trip on us.
Today I want us to think about what Clutter and CHAOS has done to us as a family and a community. We no longer know our neighbors. It may take some doing, but I believe that we can revive the simple practice of visiting if we will just close the door of isolation and clutter, and open our heart to the love and joy of our friends and neighbors.
Go visit someone today or invite someone over.
Are you ready to FLY with your neighbors by your side?
Here is another essay that is spiritual in nature. Read if you want to!
What are you going to declutter today? 40 items, 40 bags, or 40 boxes in 40 days. Releasing your clutter is going to open up your home to friends and family.
If you have a testimonial about how you have opened up your home to visitors we want to hear it. Please send it to me FlyLady@flylady.net with OPEN DOOR in the subject line.