Saturday, August 31, 2013

Peace in the garden

It is such a lovely morning... brilliant, and colorful under a translucent bird-filled sky. My heart feels light, and bathed in a deep blue color; the color of faith and trust and total surrender.
I am constantly learning to lean on my Creator rather than on my own abilities for everything in my life. It is such a wonderful feeling to throw wide open my window in the morning and be received by such lovely day, lift up my hands to the sky and let my soul be filled; be satisfied; be calmed down.

I love the feel of emptiness and cleanliness of a de-cluttered home...
as I go room by room listening to the silence that goes with emptiness,
or sit by the window by the big square table and type away my feelings;
exposing my soul as it is, and all the while peeking outside from time to time
to renovate this inner joy...
What lovely mixture of sunshine and roses and transparent skies I see from my window today!
Why do we insist in filling up our homes with unnecessary things that sucks away our time, our peace of mind, and our freedom? I've been asking myself that question lately. De-cluttering our homes it's a way of de-cluttering our hearts too—me thinks.

I have boxed up, given away and thrown away half of my possessions already and I'm learning that I can still live a happy normal life with so much less... two or three sets of bed linens instead of two dozen. Three or four pairs of shoes instead of 200. My simple, yet lovely white china... get rid of the pink, and the yellow and the blue china that I know I would never use because food doesn't taste, or look better in any other type of china if it isn't white. So why keep them? Odds and ends that can grow into heaping mounds of clutter and chaos. But of course, that's just me, and how I think... not necessarily how it should be. 

Grapes from my grapevines...


Hope your morning is filled with sunshine and peace.


  1. What a lovely post and how true it is. Why do we clutter up our lives with so much stuff that we never use or need.
    I have been de-cluttering alot of things also.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. simplicity is always best, there is much beauty and peace in simplicity ~ I am also trying to get there myself!

  3. Uma boa mensagem para nós refletirmos! Lindas imagens complementam a sua mensagem. Bom final de semana!

  4. I love the simplicity of owning only the minimum of what one needs. I love that you are simplifying and loving it, feeling the space it creates within yourself. I love your new banner too. I've loved all of them but somehow this one speaks more of you, not sure what it is. Lovely always in all ways.

  5. "Odds and ends that can grow into heaping mounds of clutter and chaos. But of course, that's just me, and how I think... not necessarily how it should be."

    Oh no! This isn't just you! How I love the William Morris quote; "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

    I'm not fully there yet... But then, everything is a work-in-progress.

    So happy you are finding Joy in things, which you probably didn't think you would...

    Gentle hugs,

  6. Beautiful and honest post - one I agree with and am, also, working on in my life.

    Big hugs - have a peaceful long weekend.

  7. So good to hear that you are doing better. I believe it is good to declutter our lives every so often and what better time when we are moving.

  8. Ceilo, I have been feeling a real desire, maybe even a need to declutter and get rid of things. My husband and bought an rv two years ago, and spend the summer in it...I think the feeling of peace in the simplicity of only having what I really needed got these feelings started in me, so I have been slowly decluttering since. The more I get rid of, the more I want to get rid of. Interesting isn't it?? PS..I am praying for you.

  9. You know I have often thought the same as I purchase more items to content my soul which doesn't completely.. but I do believe we can have a certain amount of things.. If you don't use them and they just sit there and aquire dust there surely isn't any point to them.. I try to use all of my things.. but I to need to de clutter some more as well.. The bible does say not to store up treasures.. they won't save your life.. wishing you a lovely Sunday full of love n laughter..with love Janice

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  11. Well said Cielo. I like to de clutter my home and my heart as well every so often. Your white china is beautiful and pure, just like your soul!
    I have a heavy heart today...I just left my son at his boarding school and I coping with all the emotions that comes with letting go.
    Thank you for your uplifting post.


  12. We do tend to clutter our homes, which then become metaphors for our minds. You are wise to clear the clutter before you move and not take it with you. Cloudy with the threat of rain this morning, but much cooler. It has been in the 90's with more to come this next week. Please don't rain until we get the hay baled. Have a great week.


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