Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wanna Come to my Party?

This morning I thought I would change my signature on my email, so I began looking at some of my favorite quotes that I've collected over the years. I have a group of quotes that I kept from Joyce Meyer's book "100 Ways to Simplify Your Life". I have read this book, and felt really good when I finished reading it, confident in the fact that I could accomplish "simplicity" using her guidelines! Ha!!!

I can work on clearing my mind of unwanted thoughts, changing behaviors that may cause stress, taking all my worries, concerns and fears and laying them at the Lord's feet. I CAN do all of that. But sometimes I choose to wallow in my worries, commiserate with my concerns and fret about my fears. I am in one of those times. What can I say...I am not perfected yet.

I am truly thankful for all the blessings in my loving husband of 32 years, my great kids, my adorable grandbaby, a wonderful caring family, a group of friends that stretches across the country and an "almost" beautiful home. Here lies the core of my anxiety.

I know that in life's grand scheme of things my issue is of little significance. But here's the issue is in my face 24/ to me it is of huge significance!

I dislike CLUTTER. I am an orderly person by nature. I have spent the last 3 (almost 4!) weeks trying to organize a very cluttered and dusty home. The 2 Guys from Texas did what they were told and literally wheeled the hundreds of boxes in and dropped them in the center of every room. I have been shuffling these same boxes around for weeks now...and can not dig us out of the mess! At least not until the contractors move on, and I am not sure when that will be. I have been hearing "2 weeks" since we arrived. Wait...that's another similarity with the movie "Money Pit". LOL!!

Here is the quote that started all of this whining...
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish". John Quincy Adams (James 1:4)

I have been patient and persevered for what I think is a fair amount of time, but my obstacles have certainly not vanished. Where's the magical part? that I have organized a "Pity Party", I feel much better! I'd like to thank you all for taking the time to join me. I will keep on keepin' on until I have an organized home, a cleared mind, and a simplified life.

However, can anyone suggest a good vacation spot...someplace warm...someplace relaxing...and FREE...just in case I need to "run away" for a bit? Maybe I'll try one of those cyber vacations my friends Mary Lisa and Sarah go on!


  1. We had a terrific trip to Naples, FL, last year. Great spa. Also try this:

  2. HI Patty
    Loved your blog again and wanted to invited you here to could stay as long as you!!
    Here is my quote for you for today...
    "Don't worry about anything instead pray about everything. Tell God your needs and worries and don't forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this you will experience God's peace which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and heart quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus" Philipians 4:6-7
    It has helped me today....hope it helps you too.
    love gerrie

  3. Hi Patty
    You could always come to California....stay as long as you like..for free!!

  4. Ger, I can't believe that you chose those verses to share with me!! They are my favorites, along with Phil. 4:13. I know them well. Thanks for the reminder!! Love, Patty