Something I have struggled with lately is giving up the things that weigh me down. I hold on to these things or people or grudges or bad habits until I find myself wondering why I am so unhappy. I need resolve. I am making a change, which has proved to be very difficult for me over the years as I have a hard time letting go, stepping down, saying goodbye. I have found strength and peace this week through a few lovely pieces of life.
I am not the cleaning or organizing type whatsoever. In fact, looking around in my office I am surrounded by mounds of tissue paper, glues guns out on the table, nail polish from last night failed attempt at a manicure and empty water bottles waiting to be recycled. It is common sense to most people but not really to me that cleaning can be quite rejuvenating and coming into a tidy space can bring comfort and peace. Well I was struck by this notion yesterday and completely organized my bedroom and bathroom, you gotta start somewhere, then added a few new pieces like a new shower curtain and jewelry holder to get a new vibe out of the space. It was a simple and inexpensive way to revamp those rooms and relax myself.
So recently I have been diving into the religious scene and by this I mean dipping my toes into the shallow end by gradually attending the christian life-groups offered on campus and having light conversations with friends about faithful topics. I am not trying to scare anyone off here, so if religion or Christianity isn’t your thing bare with me here. In my searchings I have become more aware of my blessings and of my health and happiness. I know that life could be much harder and it is important to be thankful for what you do have and wait in peace rather than worry about what you don’t have and dwell in anxiety.
This is just the best thing ever. I think I could eat it everyday in any mood at any location. If you haven’t tasted this you are depriving your taste buds! Not sure what it has to do with peace but hey, you can’t win em all.
Never forget the little things.