Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. – Joseph Addison
Sometimes we have to actively seek AND create our own happiness/joy. With that in mind, this weekend I tackled (and welcomed) some big things…all with the intent of “boosting” my own level of happiness.
First thing on the list was facing some LONG overdue “skeletons in the closet” … which were (for me) boxes of old photos, memories and paperwork from my time all the way starting from my childhood, up through my time in the military. I think this was something I had perpetually put off because I was a little hesitant to want to re-open some old wounds. There were photos of me, but there were also photos of my ex-husband, ex-loves, family members who have since passed away, and various memories that were just not the most pleasant. I said “enough is ENOUGH” and I tackled them! With a giant pile of “trash”, ONE box of memories, and a lot of random crap later…that is DONE. Let’s my mind and heart feel lighter, and it makes my space feel bigger since there aren’t boxes in every nook & cranny.
I rearranged. I literally moved photos/pictures around on my walls and just tried to refresh the space a bit. I moved a bookshelf from one wall to another “room”, opening up the space near the dining table. I moved a small table with things I never touch out of a corner and put them front and center so I would be more likely to use them again…and if I don’t use them – then I KNOW I don’t need/want them and I can get rid of them in the coming months!
…but all this was (admittedly) not JUST to create a peaceful and clean space….no. THIS is because I ALSO might have made a small (ok, large) purchase. I was creating space for a new piano keyboard! I used to play the piano when I was a child, but I was childish (go figure!?) and stubborn, unwilling to apply myself. Now I feel really ready to try again, and I am so excited to tackle this new challenge! I can’t WAIT to make my own music soon enough, and this feels like the right time. I can’t always explain my (very) impulsive desires, but I trust them.
Hope you all had a lovely and productive weekend full of love and life!