Organize. Focus. Love.

 

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Today I was thinking about the last time I helped mom organize her closet in her home. We took everything out of her closet and went through each item. Yes, every item!

As my mom would go through a pile I’d bring some more things out from the closet and she’d start to look at those new items and I’d say ‘”Focus!” and she’d get back on track! It’s so easy to get distracted while organizing because it’s hard to make decisions. It seems easier to set things aside and start looking at a new pile. It takes a lot of discipline to stay focused and keep making decisions. That’s why it helps to have someone with you while you work. Even better if that person can say “Focus!” with a very authoritative voice.

Even though my mom doesn’t have that much stuff we ended up giving away bags of clothes. Her closet looked fantastic when we were done. Everything was sorted and labeled. And what was left were things she really enjoyed wearing.

That night I received an email from my mom which said:
Dear Blossom in the Snow,

Such good feelings about this remarkable day and our communication and being protected by in and out and our giggles PLUS the stunning closet completion. I think I was really rash in all I tossed out, but I likely won’t miss a bit. Thanks for the stern FOCUS reminders and results. Unbelievable. Super many thanks and hope the ride home was a happy one. Take care of yourself, in and out, you are a special creation of God.

Love you,
Mom

I love you, too mom.

5 Responses to Organize. Focus. Love.

  1. Jill says:

    So sweet Elizabeth.

  2. Lee Ann says:

    That is sweet. Now I need to take that with me to my parents as we begin the tasks of organizing and downsizing! Thank you for sharing such an awesome story.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks, Jill, and good luck, Lee Ann!

  4. Nancy says:

    What a wonderful story…and your mom is so appreciative. I have clients that just can’t understand how we organizers learned to do this. What school did you go to? is always the first question asked.

    This job is the most rewarding job I have ever had! I feel so blessed to have found this career.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you, Nancy! The world is very glad you found this career!

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