I am sure you are wondering how does Adam and Eve figure into the clutter equation. Well of course I am going to tell you even though I can’t recall why this even popped into my head while I was cleaning the toilet yesterday.
Most of us would know the story of Adam and Eve and the strife they have caused the rest of the human race over the course of history. For those who don’t know here is the abridged version. God created man it only took God a short while to realise man needed company so God created woman. These first two humans are called Adam and Eve. Next God told these folk that they can have whatever they want in their beautiful garden of Eden except for one thing – an Apple. Now why an apple I don’t know but I suspect it wasn’t really an apple but that the apple is just a symbol for something else. You can use your own imagination there but either way the gist is that they had everything they could possible want or need in creation except this “apple”. So what happens, yes you guessed it the wily miss Eve entices Adam to take the apple and God was less than please and banished then and in turn the rest of us lowly humans from the garden for all of eternity.
Now you don’t have to believe in God to understand where I am going with this because even if this story is totally fictitious it was recorded a very very long time ago. So how long have we had this obsession to have things we don’t need just because they are there to have. Adam and Even had everything that they needed but they screwed the rest of mankind by wanting what they didn’t already have. Whether they were born in the year dot or this story was invented some time later to discourage people from doing wrong, succumbing to temptation or for wanting more than they need it really doesn’t matter. The fact is that we as humans have obviously been weak to temptation and greed for a very long time and it seems now we are worse than ever.
In the modern era we sacrifice time with out families, our health and general well being to work endless hours to acquire enough money to buy all this stuff we don’t even need. When are we ever going to learn that enough is enough.
See what happens when you leave me alone with some paper towel and toilet cleaner all sorts of ideas pop into my head. I may have something to do with the fumes but it was a rather interesting thought and I hoped you might give it some thought as well.
Today’s Declutter Item
My son wishes he could fit into this flying jacket of his fathers but alas he is too small so it will have to go since he isn’t likely to grow much more than he already has.
I am grateful from anything that brings me joy. Below are five things that gave me joy today.
- Coming up with lots of declutter ideas while doing the cleaning.
- Free bread from the green grocer.
- I love it when I disinclined to do the cleaning but just throw myself into it anyway and actually start to enjoy it.
- When Steven (my husband) cracked one of his “funny” lines and it was actually funny. Quite often he is the only one laughing.
- When I are expecting something to cost about $5 and the sales person said that will be $1.75.
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow.