This post is dedicated to our good friend Marsha, who inspired a rearrangement of our furniture that opened new spaces of light.

Picture, Still Life, Table, Fruit
There was a floral love seat that presented a canvas of color to the otherwise neutral living room.  It was a riot of florals----reds and greens---a woven canvas that seemed to grab all the attention.  

"Look at me!" it screamed, blocking out the spacious window behind it, an eye to the outside world. 

A change was needed.  Just a few rearrangements here and there while nature's beauty lay in wait.   Marsha and I simply recreated the room minus that splotch of fabric. It changed the whole room. The artistry of the beautiful outdoors is now the backdrop of the room. And nature needs few adornments.  
This is the ‘after’ photo.
Trust me.
You would not have liked the ‘before’.
So I wondered more about spaces, the inner kind. Hmmm. Maybe it is time to examine the spaces I give to worry, judgment, doubt or fear.

Time to unclutter my mind and rearrange some thoughts.

House Cleaning, Vacuum, Baskets, Dusting
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
        -------William James
Autumn, Flower Arrangement, Pumpkins, Fall
Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
—– Albert Einstein
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
           -------Maya Angelou
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Need a lift?  Try rearranging a few things in your home.   See how your thoughts seem to expand into generosities, squeezing out the petty, creating room for ???????
       -------G. Hill
Palm, Leaf, Green, Botany, Tropical, Plant, Summer
Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. 
      -----Proverbs 4:23


Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?
      -------Matthew 7:1-5


See Also, Compassion as Light

More Room For Gratitude: Uplift to Everything

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    Gosh Gloria, did this wisdom come at a good time right now in my life – time for me to pause and do some rearranging! Thank you!


    1. Nancy,
      It’s always a good time to de-clutter. So much incoming–so much drama. Finding the simplicity even in our houses helps. I recall when I was about to begin my dissertation, I first cleared a space for work that was airy and light. It helped me to think.


  2. A Vagts says:

    Once again thanks for sharing, very cool. Being retired military I got to do this on a regular basis😀


    1. Thank you Ann. It is so liberating to declutter. It makes room for new opportunities, new thoughts.
      I am sure you did have much practice with this.


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