August 29, 2011

The JOY of NOTHING


Hi Everyone,

Do you see what I see?


How about here ...


... or here?


Yep, that's right - NOTHING!  

Oh how I love it when I can have the house all picked up and it can
 actually stay that way for more than 30 seconds!  

It does wonders for my sense of peace and I can feel a wave of calmness 
wash over me.  For me, it's better than a massage I tell you!

I have always liked things to be in order, uncluttered.  
My mind feels cluttered and chaotic when my surroundings are a mess.
Even as a child, if I went to a friends house and their playroom was 
messy I would clean it up!
Their parents must have thought I was such a weird kid ~ 
but for some reason, they kept inviting me back!

I adore my kids, but now that they are back in school, 
I can have a picked up house for at least a small
portion of the day... it's the best therapy for me to recharge and be ready
to see those wonderful faces again!

Thanks so much for visiting and listening . . . what do you do to relax and recharge?


~ ~ JoAnne





3 comments:

  1. Hi JoAnne,

    I am enjoying the same thing at my house. I can clean up a room and it will stay that way until 3PM when the kids get home. I feel relaxed when my house is in order - at least for part of the day!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  2. Oh, yes!! I love it too!! We're in the middle of our summer holidays now so it's not happening as often as I like but one of the things that makes me feel happy is seeing NOTHING!!!

    I'm your new follower!

    Sarahx

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  3. We all need to find our personal balance between clutter and calm. I cannot abide stuff on my work surface, if I'm not working on that project (work, cooking, card making,) I don't it on my surface. I don't want ANYthing on my work surface, even it's a pretty vase of flowers. The visual "noise" makes my mind swirl. The rest of the room can be a little cluttered and I'm fine.
    Best wishes keeping your surfaces this clean.

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