Spring Cleaning

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spring Cleaning

Ah, Spring at last! We shed our heavy winter clothing and look forward to backyard barbecues, shutting the long hours of dark and cold out of our minds. The air outside is fresh, people are in a sunnier mood, and there's an overall feeling of change. There's no better time than spring to take a good long look all the elements of your life - relationships, work, social life, hobbies, etc. - and decide what is old and tired, and what could use a serious revamp. You do it with your closet, so why not take spring cleaning one step further?

Think of the elements of your life as pieces of clothing. Do you have any relationships (a "sweater") that have become really uncomfortable, restricting or just plain old worn out? Try to come up with some ways you can renew troubled relationships, and if there just doesn't seem to be any hope, consider letting go and moving on (mend the holes in the "sweater" or, if need be, give it away). Are there other parts of your life, like mismatched socks or shrunken t-shirts, that just don't feel right or fit in to your life anymore? Put some of that spring energy into rejuvenating them, or decide whether you need to head in a completely new direction. Happy Spring!

by T.L. Scribe

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