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Get Organized Now! NEWSLETTER
By Maria Gracia
June 17, 2017

  Today's Feature

What I Just Read, and the Power Message in Just One Tiny Paragraph

I love reading books. It's one of my favorite downtime activities. I read two to three titles a month, purely for entertainment. The book I just completed was, 'The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry' by Gabrielle Zevin. If you haven't read it and you enjoy fiction, this is an excellent choice and I highly recommend it. Here's the scoop...

A.J. Fikry finds himself alone after his beloved wife passes away. He owns a, once thriving, bookstore that is now dying. He is counting on a rare book that he'll sell so he can retire comfortably. That book is then stolen. A.J. is going through an emotional downward spiral.

Just when he thinks these unfortunate events is the beginning of the end, a mysterious package arrives at his bookstore. It's not his stolen book, but it's something that gives A.J. the ability to see his life in a new light and start over.

I'm not going to give away any more because I don't want to spoil it for you, but I do want to quote a few lines that were on the final pages:

'We aren't the things we collect, acquire, read. We are, for as long as we are here, only love. The things we loved. The people we loved. And these, I think these really do live on.'

Think about what you own.

Is every item you have something worth having, meaning it brings you joy, either emotional joy just in having it OR joy in knowing that it's helping you be more of something be more productive, attractive, comfortable, or confident?

If it's not, it's physical clutter.

Are you investing your time well, making good memories with family and friends, allowing yourself time to enjoy different places, and hobbies, working at a job that's helping you financially and not dragging you down emotionally?

Time that's not well invested is clutter too. No, it's not the type of clutter that takes the form of a mess on your kitchen table...but it's clutter, it's messy, and it's one of the major causes of stress, pain, and frustration.

When I read those words from my book last night, they stopped me in my tracks. I grabbed an index card, copied it word for word, and am displaying it on my refrigerator. You might want to do the same, because when it comes to power messages, this is one of them.

For a more meaningful existence during our time here on earth, and for love that gets passed down after we're gone...

Invest time in others and be good to yourself as well.

Part with 'things' that aren't bringing you joy, and only own things that are making a positive difference in your life.

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  TO DO This Week

Week Beginning June 17th

1. Father's Day. Don't forget to acknowledge the special dads you know...yours and others. By the way, I looked up holidays for June 18th, and besides Father's Day, there are a bunch of other 'lesser known' holidays that I found just hilarious when you consider them together. It is also 'Go Fishing Day', 'International Picnic Day,' and 'International Sushi Day,' which I suppose can all be enjoyed in conjunction with Father's Day. That being said, it's also 'International Panic Day' which concerned me because we certainly don't need a day to celebrate 'panic.' As it turns out, this holiday encourages people to find ways to reduce and manage their stress. Who picked the name for that one?! Incidentally, it's also 'National Splurge Day,' which I don't recommend AND that may certainly be the springboard for panic and the need for stress reduction.

2. Make plans for a summer outing. June 21st is the first day of summer and the perfect time to plan a fun road trip, vacation, or stay-cation, which will give you something fun to look forward to.

3. Clean and inspect outdoor lighting fixtures. Here's one of those jobs you probably never do because you rarely think about it, but cleaning outdoor lighting fixtures is a good TO DO to get done. This includes light posts, lanterns (near your front door, back door, and/or garage), landscape and deck lighting, etc. Inspect for any breakage or cracks...and replace fixtures and/or bulbs as needed.

4. Weed out vegetable beds. If you garden, get those vegetable and/or plant/flower beds weeded out. I know. Not fun. But has to be done.

5. Identify a time vampire. Look at your schedule. Identify a time vampire (something that is unnecessary for you to do, or taking way too much time.) Eliminate that item or streamline it.

  In Closing

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
--Clarence Budington Kelland

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And remember...Being organized creates a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life!


Maria Gracia
Get Organized Now!

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