This is a test. It is only a test. I found an old file on my computer full of LiveJournal posts that were written from 2007-2009ish. Supposedly I can post them to this blog, so I am going to try it out. Blasts from the past, so to speak.
Mom and I had a good laugh at Bob Evans this morning while waiting to pay the bill. In the little shop area were fun fall decorations and other gift items. What caught my eye, though, was a carving of the word “Simplify” among others. I’m sure you’ve seen these inspirational words designed to display on a shelf or ledge or wherever.
I wondered…does one purchase this in order to let visitors know she purposely has no other knick~knacks? Does one give this as a gift to someone in hopes that they’ll get the idea and start getting rid of some of the clutter that is everywhere? Must you spend to encourage reduction? What does it mean to simplify, anyway?
I don’t know the answer to all of these questions. All I know is that somewhere there is money to be made in decorative items encouraging others to clear out the crap so that they can buy more “meaningful” stuff. All I know is that I chose to pass on that purchase and take yet another bag to Goodwill.
Simple enough for me!
I wish I could say my life has become simple and decluttered since then, but alas, it is still crazy chaos. And I still haven’t found answers to all of my questions.