Oh my! This weeks comments had me hitting highs and lows and I am kind of glad it’s over. Here are my favourite five, they are an eclectic batch, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
I received this comment from Paul (his first) which contained a link about perfectionism in business that was quite interesting. Check out the link as well because much of what it says could apply to decluttering or any walk of life.
I loved reading about Snosie’s attempt to declutter the leftovers in her fridge in this comment. It had such a multi-national theme.
This comment is Jo’s response to all the kind responses to her post on Saturday. We have such a supportive community here at 365lessthings.
I liked this comment from Di because it shows she understands how complicated we make our lives by placing too many expectations on all sorts of things. The goal of physical decluttering is to simply our homes, lighten our work load and be happy with less, decluttering our minds can simply of lives even further.
I didn’t have to look to hard to find my favourite five internet reads and views this week. They just about fell into my lap all week long. Enjoy!
www.sciencedaily.com ~ Buying Experiences, Not Possessions, Leads To Greater Happiness
This article and particularly the accompanying TED video is brilliant. While you watch the video think how you can relate it to decision making while decluttering. www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2011/09/12//3315374.htm
This link is a real eye opener when it comes to the cost of consuming oil based products. Onedressprotest.com ~ Finding-freedom-in-prison
I have added this link as a follow on from the previous one just to give you an idea of how many products are oil based. This is why we need to cut back on consumption. This is why we need to free our unused clutter back to the community to save someone else from buying new. www.anwr.org ~ oil uses
Today’s Declutter Item
Half used note book are almost as prevalent as baseball souvenirs in this house. I wonder if they will just keep coming out of the woodwork forever.
Something I Am Grateful For Today
I took a walk at the beach today and I really enjoyed watching folks go buy laughing and talking to each other. There was one lady on her own that was smiling and I thought that must be what I look like, smiling as I walk for seemingly no apparent reason. It’s not a bad way to be even if people might think I am a little strange. 🙂