Flowers in California

Flowers in California

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Joy Within

Some of my posts have had a theme of decluttering. Some have had a theme of not buying more clutter. I'm glad they tie together. It would seem crazy if I reported throwing out boxes and boxes of things and then going on wild spending sprees. Although I do want shoes. I like shoes and they're pretty important. And fun.

Anyways, I am happy to report that focusing less on things and the accumulation of them has in no way resulted in me being less happy. I have ups and downs but having fewer things seems to make no difference at all. The items are not missed - new or old. I want to see even more empty space.

The thing I find interesting at this point is that, while marketers try to make us believe that we should buy things that can bring us joy and so many other wonderful feelings, the place where I have found a great deal of joy lately is in sitting at this desk and writing this blog. Yes, I need a computer but it was already here. I simply looked within and, with some encouragement, found what I needed to do.

I'm not saying that this blog is earth-shattering or anything but I am saying that we don't need to keep looking outside to find joy. Sometimes it with us all along. Waiting to be found.


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