This Sunday I have the day to myself – for the most part. It is the last day I will have for weeks… and I honestly have no idea how I will spend it. I received an e-mail saying that there was hope I had something special planned for me…
Which sparked this post…
Something special planned for me?
I, in these hours, hoped to do some cleaning of my house.
Is that something “special?”
For many I know, a day on their own turns into hours shopping, spent with friends, a trip to the spa or some other beautification hot spot… It is a treat that is about being outside the house and with others over being solo inside the house… cleaning.
To many it might seem that such an activity is not so special. In fact, it is part of every day life. And yes, keeping the clutter organized is part of my every day life, but I have no idea when I last cleaned in the sense that I went through this and that and truly divested myself of “things” that are no longer used or needed.
I have a box of my daughters clothes that need to be sorted and distributed.
I have winter clothes that need to be stored as every indication right now is that winter is a long and steamy way away.
I have papers to go through and recycle.
I need to do as much simplification as I can – and these hours, on my own, will prove to be a perfect time to do it.
It doesn’t sound like a special plan for personal time perhaps, and yet, simplifying, making more space, giving what we don’t need to others… right now, that sounds like a pretty special way to spend the day. Where as in the past, I have spent these days with friends or engaged outside my house, this day I am looking forward to time with myself and some music, and the process of cleaning up and letting go.