It says better than I can the thoughts that I've had floating around in my brain these past few days.
It's from one of my favorite homemaking gurus: Sarah Ban Breathnach.
"Whenever I am feeling overwhelmed by outside circumstances---worries about money, concern over a sick family member, or anxiety...instinctively I turn to homegrown rituals to restore my equilibrium. There is an immediate emotional and psychological pay off to getting our houses in order. We might not be able to control what's happening externally in our lives but we can learn to look to our own inner resources for a sense of comfort that nurtures and sustains. I have even noticed that there is a direct correlation between the days when I'm feeling depressed and the days when the house is in disarray. I suspect that I am not alone. "It's not the tragedies that kill us," Dorthy Parker once observed, "it's the messes.""
This morning I am having a yard sale.
This afternoon I will write out a plan of attack for the reorganization of my home.
Yes...I am really and truly writing out a plan...in a 3 ring binder...no, I'm not kidding.
I refuse to be killed.