Lately, tons of ideas fill my brain on how I could be creative at home.
But along with this is the compulsion to keep everything worth recycling.
Fortunately, I’m blessed with a house that has minimal storage. This compels me to keep the essentials and let go of the superfluous.
So I made a rule.
For things I could use daily or weekly, I will keep and reuse.
For things I may need within the year, I will keep and repurpose. But only up to a maximum number of three.
For things that have been with me for over a year and have not served its purpose, I will recycle to the recycling bin, thrift store, swap community.
A saint once said, “What you’ve been keeping in your closet for over a year is a thing stolen from the poor.”
I wonder if the same saying goes for ideas.
Someone’s trash is another’s treasure. But if someone’s trash is another’s trash, then it’s obviously trash. These things, I have to throw.
May the Lord grant me the grace to let go and move on.
Detachment from earthly goods will give me wings for heavenly things.