The piles are daunting. My arms are buried in the stacks on the desk, floor and file cabinet. My head is buried in overwhelming thoughts of having to declutter. Honestly, Grace, I don’t have any talent for organization. I feel like decluttering is getting in my way of working my accounts. And that certainly is not a good feeling nor is it good for productivity. I think it’s time for Bless This Mess.
My friend, a stay-at-home mom, began organizing for several working moms. I’m so glad she decided to take the next step with her talent. On several occasions, she has decluttered my home, packed, moved, unpacked and organized all household items. What I most love about her consulting business is that she blesses others with the clutter. She has taken truckloads of items I have discarded and given it to others or donated them to an organization. Best of all, she brings me the receipt from the organization she donated the items to.
Before I get another thought to clutter my mind, I’m dialing her number right now…
Guiding Lesson: Bless this mess is such a great saying! Very catchy and clever. Eve, your friend seems to be in the same business that Angels are in. While your friend is working to declutter the external, concrete mess around you, Angels help you clean up the internal, unseen messes within you.
Eve, I know that clutter zaps your energy. It’s great that you are aware of what your talents are and the areas that you may need a little help from your friends. Self-awareness helps you make better choices. It takes great humility and honesty to look at oneself in the mirror and recognize your needs and be open to asking for help. Or like you put it having someone bless your mess.
Eve, it also makes me think about the power of this fabulous saying. You often hear people ask, “What is my purpose?” What if people ask, “What mess needs to be blessed with the talents God gave me?” What answer would you come up with? Do you notice that this question is not ego centered but other-centered? It doesn’t start from your need to find your place but it asks you to see beyond yourself and respond accordingly.
Eve, I guess it’s time for me to practice what I preach so what mess can I bless within you?