I seem to be getting in these "funks" lately and was really funkified over the weekend. Someone said, tis the rollercoaster ride of an artist. I think they may be right. I also think that ....dare I say the M word?.......okay...that menopausal thing is kicking in. Hey wait a minute....I'm too young for that!! Well, maybe that's what my mind is saying , but my body doesn't seem to agree.
Anyhooo, as fate would have it, I was flipping through a magazine, looking for some stuff for my current cut, paste and play journal....and I came across an article in the Spring Issue of "Women's Faith & Spirit" called Clear Your Clutter, Free Your Soul. The tag line reads..."FlyLady.net founder Marla Cilley has shown thousands of women how to stop feeling inadequate and start living lives of peace and purpose. It all begins with shining the kitchen sink."
Well, I was in no mood to clean my kitchen sink, but I certainly was curious about the rest of it.
I turned the page to do some skimming and saw this...."Whining never changes anything. You have to get off your Franny. That's the woman in us who gets so defeated that she gives up."
Well, enough said. I read the article and found it to be very inspiring. It basically goes on to say that clearing your house of clutter, helps to clear your soul. And then some. I could not do this woman justice, just by posting here all she had to say.
As you know, I had been lamenting about my unfinished art pieces haunting me as they littered the house in various spots. And I must confess, that it's no wonder. As they have cheerleaders! Yes, my house is in DIRE need of de-cluttering. A task that I have put off for a good year or so. You see, it's the smallest house we ever lived in, and so I have boxes in the basement of unused antiques and collectibles. Books everywhere you turn. Closets full of toys and clothes the kids have outgrown, and well....I think you get the picture!
So not only did she inspire me to start decluttering BUT these little pearls of wisdom were in the article as well as she speaks of something her husband Robert once told her. "He explained that when you stop whining and pleading for what you want in life, and instead just put up your sails, God Breezes will take you where you're supposed to go...."
That just blew me away! How wonderfully and beautifully put. How profound!
Soooo....today is another day....and I'm ready to set sail!
To find out more about this wonderful woman and her endeavors just go to
Happy Day all!