Do you have some clothes that you haven’t worn for 6 months, or even 1 year? Are you going to wear them again, really? They may not be bad, you just haven’t worn them for one reason or another. Not your style, you forgot about them, you don’t ‘feel’ them… The list is endless.
But please think of that person who hasn’t had a new piece of clothing for those 6 months. Or simply doesn’t have enough to wear. And is cold, tattered…
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.
The other day, I was washing dishes after a nice ugali meal. The sufuria that had been used to make the ugali was in the sink, and thankfully, had water. The water had already softened the dried flour/mukuro 🙂 and so it was relatively easy to clean it up.
As I cleaned the sufuria, I thought about how helpful that water had been. The water had just been sitting in the sufuria for all that time, seemingly doing nothing, but actually working wonders, which would then make my work much easier.