Day 295 This weeks Favourite Five

Hi readers,

Wednesday night my son was involved in an accident and is currently in Intensive Care so I may be out of action for a while. Hopefully there will be good news about his condition in the coming hours but for now we are just playing the waiting game.

If anyone would like to write a guest post to fill in the empty days I would be grateful. Just send it to me through my Contact Colleen page. I will play catch up with the decluttering when things settle down, hopefully that will be sooner rather than later.

Sorry I only got 2 out of 5 comments up before things got crazy around here so enjoy what I have left for you.

Di on Day 292 – Christmas 2008……My husband was out of work and our 21 year old son was a typical college student… Read more

Becky on Day – Colleen, you are the first person EVER to put into words what I’ve felt for a LONG time!… Read more

There were so many great posts I enjoyed last week that I had all of these left overs that I wanted to share with you. The one from Be More With Less is the only one actually from this week. Enjoy!

1000 Awesome – I just love the concept of this blog and now that I have discovered it am sure it will add a quick little highlight to my day.

Simple Pleasures Magazine Blogspot -  Reasons

Becoming MinimalistMinimalism for Moms

Om FreelyOn Sharing Your Talents

Be More With LessOne is enough Mini-mission


Some plastic boxes I had kept for craft purposes but have been sitting unused for too long.

Plastic boxes

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. You know I am praying for your family. Love, Cindy

  2. Praying for you all.

  3. Hold tight. My thoughts are with you.

  4. So sorry to hear this. I’ll say a prayer for him.
    Hang in there!

  5. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Thank you to everyone sending me your support it truly is appreciated more than you could know. I will let you know how he is progress but for now he is not ready to wake.

  7. My prayers too, and if there’s anything I can do Sydney-wise let me know.

  8. Dear Colleen, you will all be in my prayers and I’m waiting to hear the progress. (((HUGS)))

  9. Take care and take your time, I hope everything will turn out all right. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  10. Colleen, Thanks so much for including me on your list. Big prayers for you and your family.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear that, stay strong and I’ll think healing thoughts from far away.

  12. Colleen, I’ll be thinking about you and your family. All my hope for the best.

  13. You are in my thoughts, Colleen. Hoping for good progress.

  14. Jana @ The Summer House

    I’m so sorry about your son’s accident. Praying for your family.

  15. Colleen,

    I just saw this – I’m so sorry to hear about your son’s accident. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers, with hope for a speedy recovery.


  16. Just logged on here on my way to the airport. Praying for healing for your son and calmness and comfort for you and your husband.

  17. Terrible news. I hope everything turns out alright.

  18. Colleen, You and your family are in all our prayers, and I’ll add your son to the prayer chain at church (something like, “prayers for Colleen’s son who was recently in an accident”).
    We are still here for you when you have time to return to your blog.

  19. My prayers are with you

  20. Colleen,
    Please know that we are all pulling for your son and you. Declutter your mind, don’t worry about us, just focus on the task at hand and when he’s recovered we’ll all be here right where you left off…

    Take Care,

  21. I’m sorry to hear that your son was in an accident. Praying that he’ll make a complete recovery.

  22. I’m so sorry ~ I will pray for your family.

  23. Colleen, I am so sorry for the suffering you are experiencing. Know that I will be praying for you, your family, and your son for comfort, strength, and complete healing and for wisdom and guidance for the doctors.

  24. Just discovered your news Colleen.

    Thinking of you at this difficult time – keep strong x

  25. Oh no. I hope & pray that this has a happy ending & that he healed wonderfully.