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Feeling like you don’t have enough? Clean out your refrigerator to feel abundance

clean the refrigerator to feel abundance

We all go through tough times. Some last longer than others.

After a bout of challenging events, I “literally” felt that I was close or near the end of my rope.

It took family and friends to give me the motivation  to get out of my rut . Part of the way I did was by cleaning.

Even though I’m a fan of the Marie Kondo book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing , I had to put the brakes on my paper phase to deal with my physical space.

If you don’t know where to begin, begin with the refrigerator.

I didn’t realize how much i had in the refrigerator until i realized how much food was spoiled. At that point, I realized that I am abundant.

After I was done, I realized that I not only had a clean and organized refrigerator and could see everything in it. I also realized that if necessary,  I could replace what went bad.

Has cleaning and organizing gave you a new outlook on things? Let me know in the comments.

Love you Body by Louise Hay #WorldBookDay recommendation

Tweet What I’m reading and continue to go back to reading is Love Your Body by Louise Hay. This book reminds me to be thankful for my health each and every day. Lately, I admit have been over- extending myself with going above and beyond with caregiving. Finally, I decided to focus on my own… Continue Reading


Tweet Tell us about your biggest belly laugh in 2013! This was the time my nana and I went to an administrative office to file an application. There was a man waiting there with a cane and he would sing a bit, then say “Oy Vey!” It was hard not to laugh. Every so often… Continue Reading


Tweet What imperfection did you come to accept in your life in 2013? How will you embrace it more in 2014? My genetics. I found out that I’m at risk for a family condition that has lasted for generations. I knew it was inevitable, but I didn’t think it would be this soon. I will… Continue Reading


Tweet What was the best thing you sent to someone in 2013? What will you send this year? I send gingerbread to my cousin. This was a big deal because I never bake. The gingerbread turned out really good. It reminded me of my great-grandmother and how she used to bake for us. What will… Continue Reading


Tweet Share your favorite memory captured from 2013. What’s your plan to capture 2014? 2013 will always be the year when I depended on my core strength, I went natural, I ate healthier and I improved my health. 2014 will be the year that I work on the outside, my environment and home to be… Continue Reading


Tweet What song or lyrics will be forever tied to 2013 in your mind? What songs are you excited to keep with you through 2014? For this, I actually had to look at my iTunes download list. Most of the tunes I listen to are “old school”, so if I downloaded anything, it would of… Continue Reading


Tweet What new trick or shortcut did you learn in 2013? What do you want to speed up in 2014? I learned that I don’t need cable. I had let go of several services I was paying for, including cable 1 year ago. I’ve re-learned about the digital converter thanks to a family member and… Continue Reading