Yesterday one of my daughters and I were walking around the house together picking things up and dusting. We began moving this and that accessory around. We were not putting any pressure on ourselves to make the perfect vignette, nor we were worried about making any major decorating mistakes.
We also weren’t thinking about how we could “style” the room with extra accessories and the perfect lighting to make a great blog post for this week. Although that can be fun too, blogging was not on my mind. There was no agenda and no pressure — we were completely living in the moment.
We were simply enjoying the process of beautifying our surroundings.
As I was dusting the dining room furniture, I had to move a bunch of mismatched silver spoons that I had set out on our buffet. I had pulled them out of the drawer about a month ago, thinking I might all crafty and make something blog-worthy with them. Yeah. What WAS I thinking?
As I stood there holding those spoons in one hand and my dust rag in the other, I had to get real with myself. As hard as it was for me to admit, I am too busy to get crafty with spoons. Even if I had some spare time for a project, I have walls that I should paint. Spoon crafts are not my priority right now.
Even marvelously good things like creative spoon projects might not be right for this season of life.
The spoons had been sitting there in a pile on the buffet for at least a month, mocking me. It was time to end the mocking once and for all, and take control of my life. I had to “just say no” to spoon crafts.
While I had to put creative spoon crafts on hold for now, I found a more simple solution to still enjoy the beauty of those spoons.
I simply set them in my freshly cleaned apothecary jar.
Simple, easy, DONE. It is so freeing to make decorating (and LIFE) SIMPLE!
How have you simplified your home and life lately?
What could you “just say no” to that would help you to re-prioritize this season of your life?Leave a Comment