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Dare To Dream // Featured Guest – Patty Scott of Hearts Homeward — 4 Comments

  1. I had not heard the quote about Satan keeping us busy before! Yikes! But how true – the mundane and usual can actually deter us from taking a leap out of the comfort zone. My dream is to simplify. Clear the excess so I have more time on my hands. You’ve motivated me to pretend it’s New Year’s Eve again 🙂 Blessings, Patty!

    • That’s right, Carrie … let’s stretch New Years as long as we need it. This year I put 20min a day aside to purge. I had a neat little plan at the beginning of this, but that flopped (you know, Day 1: kitchen, Day 2: hall closet …) so, now I just take one area of the home, set a timer, go for 15 minutes purging and leave my self 5 minutes afterwards to tidy the area I purged. I don’t get to it every day. Wish I did, but life happens and that’s the way it is. The most helpful book I’ve read on simplifying was Tsh Oxenrider’s book, “Organized Simplicity.” She takes you through setting a vision and mission and then purging anything that isn’t beautiful, meaningful or purposeful. I’ve heard all kinds of purging tricks. If you want some of them, let me know. I’m glad to share. What I find with purging (we do it a number of ways over here) is that it makes room and it challenges us to release our hold on this life. We have to wrestle with lots of emotions and memories as we purge. It’s not for the faint of heart. That being said, simple living brings fresh breezes and room for rest and purpose. I’m cheering you on! Hope you share your progress as you go.

  2. I can so relate to this. I love the analogy that Patty uses about being on ‘autopilot’. I’m inspired to face my fear and take a dare. Thank you Barbie for hosting this series! Great to meet you, I’m Tracy from blogbytracy.com

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