Day 207; Footnotes of Hoarding

And….. dark.

I’m sitting here, listening to hoarders on the television, when suddenly everything goes dark. I had wondered if we would lose electricity due to the storm and I go the answer. Thankfully it was a brief outage. Frustrating was how long it took for the television to cycle back around. While we waited I heard the kittens out back. That reminded me that we had to make sure the drain was covered in a way that the water could get through but not the kittens. While my son checked the drain pipe I checked on the kittens. They were out playing so they were fine.

But hoarders.

Watching this program wants to shift me into a minimalist lifestyle. I’m sitting here right now thinking of all the things I could probably get rid of through trashing or donating. I do have a love for sweaters and jackets because I do not have a love for the cold. Still, I can only wear one at a time. With that being said, I will say that I have already filled two bags with sweaters to donate a little later in the year. Tomorrow, while my son is at work, I think I will start going through the house and clearing things away. Not because there is a threat of appearing to be hoarding, but because I really don’t need so much. I am sure that there will be those who can use the scarves and gloves.  And if I clear it away now, it will be less to worry about later.

I think that I tend to hoard faulty emotions and thoughts.  Though I’m learning and improving, I have a tendency to hold onto the negative. Not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, don’t fit in, all of those thoughts that should have no place inside my head at all, ever. Thoughts that shouldn’t be in anyone’s head. Because they are wrong and not to be believed or heard.

 We are each individuals. We each have our own importance our own talents and purposes. We are each and all worthy, smart enough, pretty enough, and if we don’t fit in, that is wonderful. To be able to be ourselves, true to who we are, is important. Understanding that as the individuals we are, makes us incredibly special and important. To understand that we need and can, replace the incorrect thoughts with the proper. We can unload all the negative attitudes we have been holding onto, whether knowingly or subconsciously. The ones that slip in sneakily disrupting our day. We can allow faith to exorcise the demons of fear, hate, anger, anything that is not compassionate and loving.

We can accept the peace, the comfort, the calm of believing in the loving faith of the Lord. Allowing Him, to clean up our hoarding life style.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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9 Responses to Day 207; Footnotes of Hoarding

  1. Well said! Loving and caring for oneself is very important because it leads to emotional well being and a balanced frame of mind. We can, then be more productive and proactive within our families, neighbours and society.

    • I found that every time I would take time to clear and put away clutter, I could breathe better. I try, though not always successfully, to keep clutter from happening. But yes, taking care of ourselves is very important.

  2. It it indeed more blessed to give than to receive.”
    Refusing to let go of old things in other to make room for new ones, is one of the reasons why so many of us do not get to experience the joy of a new thing. Building, developing and living with the mindset that if God gave, He can still give over and over & over again is one of the keys to having a beautiful heart of giving. It is not necessarily an option. It is an obligation to us as God’s children. “Give, and it shall be given unto you”, for “God loves a cheerful giver”. Thanks for sharing Rebecca..stay safe and stay strong always. JESUS LOVES YOU!

    • Reading your comment so thoughtfully penned, has me realizing, God blessed me greatly with the ability to own so much, most of which are still in almost new condition. I can’t wear all of those sweaters and jackets, to be able to share them with those who cannot rush out to purchase is indeed a gift and blessing. Thank you for reminding me of this.

  3. John says:

    I rarely do but did watch a Hoarders episode last night. I feel sorry for these folks and hope they can get the help they need to understand what is going on.

    • I binge watched it last night (as much as constant power outages allowed) I appreciated that they showed that it doesn’t always work out and the follow up where some start to fall back into it due to not doing the follow up visits to the specialist meant to help.

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