Let these gorgeous RVs inspire you to channel your inner Joanna Gaines! Amy Smith Amy and her husband sold their 1,700 square foot home to live in this Forest River travel trailer. Amy has gradually been making modifications which include a peel-and-stick tile backsplash, painted cabinets, a drop-leaf table from Ikea, and peel-and-stick wallpaper on […]
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Too often we cling to the things we own “just in case” we might need them someday.
Of course, “someday” rarely arrives, and yet we continue to clutch tightly to the excess in our basements, attics, closets, junk drawers, and storage facilities—just in case.
Just. In. Case. The three most dangerous words in the English language. They encourage us to stockpile our junk as if it’s essential.
In reality, though, we can give ourselves permission to jettison the junk because we can replace nearly all of our just-in-case items for less than $20 in less than 20 minutes with the 20/20 Rule.
However, there are a few things we’re certain we’ll use in a definitive future. We call these belongings “just-for-when items.”
Nobody purchases their toilet paper one square at a time, their soap one droplet at a time, their toothpaste one nurdle at a time. We purchase a small stock of each of these products just for whenwe’ll need them.
The key to letting go, then, is to be honest about the trinkets we’re clinging to “just in case” we mightneed them and the goods we acquire “just for when” we will need them. If we do this properly, our excess begins to look a lot like junk, and it’s easier to unload.
This post comes at a great time because since we are moving I have been donating so many items and just stuff that I can hardly believe it. It’s all just stuff in the end. Don’t get me wrong – I am keeping some items to be placed in storage for a short period until we figure out what exactly we are doing and where we will be living. But, a lot of items (and I mean a lot) are being donated and/or given away. We have dwindled down to being close to minimalists, but still have a ways to go yet, I feel that sometime in the future we will definitely be minimalists permanently because they are just things that you can’t take with you and I would rather have more experiences than stuff.
It does feel good to get rid of it all and not have so much stuff.
Happy Weekend Angels!!
Always with Light and Love.
What Angelic Beauty!!!
~~June 22, 2018~~
Just for a moment of fun, relaxation and smiles.
Take a look.
There’s amazing talent here … in so many levels!
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
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~~Havana – Camila Cabello~~
Choreography Vale Merino
~~Published on Feb 1, 2018~~
STUDIO PLACE @placedancers. Choreography: Vale Merino Music: Havana – Camila Cabello
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Happy Friday Angels!! I received this message this morning and I immediately thought about all of you. In life and at times we all need a little help and guidance on our paths whatever they might be and who better to confide in, have Faith in, and talk to than our Angels. I understand that things happen that do not make sense, but rest assured your Angels are there to listen and help you through all times of trials and triumph. Trust in them, trust in yourself, trust in this life as we only have one.
Always with Light & Love Angels!!
Losing a pet is a horrible loss. These beloved furry creatures come into our lives and become part of us not unlike our family. When they pass, whether it be natural or through tragedy, the loss can be devastating, and more often than not, we are left with so many unanswered questions.
I found myself in this very situation when my dog ( who was originally my ex-boyfriends dog) died of asphyxiation during a horrible heat wave when he left him alone in a hot apartment with no air conditioner in 100 degree heat.
I don’t think devastated quite describes the feeling I had when I got the phone call from my ex screaming that Bink was dead. My brother and I went to meet him to help him take care of the body. We had been broken up for quite some time, however we all put our differences aside…
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Some things can be both a verb and a noun (fish, call, ride). But I only know of one thing that must be a verb before it can be a noun: Love
Yesterday was World Refugee Day, by the way. A perfect time to be practicing the verb. Here’s a good place to start: World Relief.
I crave solitude.
Which is quite the about-face for a confirmed card-carrying Extrovert. In the final quarter of 2017, my world spiralled out of control, careening from side to side like a car spinning on ice, bouncing from one concrete life barrier to the next. I had to stop and get off the rollercoaster to reclaim my sanity. I just didn’t realize that in order to do so, I had to shed not just longtime friendships and old habits, but embedded expectations and deeply ingrained beliefs. Sure, I was trudging bravely ahead, one foot in front of the other, but I wasn’t getting anywhere except falling deeper into depression, denial and demons. And the back talk from my very own mind was the height of insolence.
“Go inward,” counselled my mentor Carrie*. Her words rattled around in my head like the angry circus lion pacing in his austere cage. While…
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