I am in the middle of sprucing up my sweet abode. I was completely inspired after watching “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things.” The documentary explores the emotional clutter that is attached to things. I am a collector of beautiful clothing, jewelry and shoes. I especially have a great weakness for shoes. It is not easy to part with things that we may have deep emotional attachment to. Like the smokey quartz ring that I wear on the daily, that once belonged to my beautiful godmother. Or the polka-dotted scarf that my mother wore when she was pregnant with me. And while these are family heirlooms which will no-doubt stay in my family; I have started to make a shift about the other things in my home. The items that I no longer wear or use but for some reason or another I have kept. For instance, the coat that I have been meaning to get tailored for the last two years, could be keeping someone warm. Or the shoes that I bought that are too big for my feet, could be the shoes that a woman starting a new life needs to land a great job. And once I started thinking about the things around me in that way, I began purging. It has been an amazing feeling.
Remember, the best things in life are not things.
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