I’ve spent the afternoon de-cluttering and organizing a bedroom. After working for about 3 hours, throwing out 2 huge paper bags of clutter, sweeping, cleaning and dusting, the room looks more or less the same as when I began.
To the ordinary observer, there may not be much difference between how it looked when I started, and how it looks now. But to me, I know there’s a huge difference. I know where the difference lies under the beds and chairs, in the boxes and in the drawers. I know it’s much fresher than when I began, and I am pleased with my work, with myself even.