The Not-So-Pretty Path

I love pretty, but lately the not-so-pretty has taken over my life.  The garden path may look pretty, but upon close inspection, it has weeds and invasive plants that need to go. The piles of decorating magazines, each one pretty in itself, when sitting in piles ~ ugly.  All that stuff that I put in the basement to "go through" someday...well someday is here and it's not so pretty. It's keeping me from enjoying the pretty stuff ~ the early summer blossoms in the prairie, planting annuals in the gardens, the sunsets viewed from the porch.

The not-so-pretty has invaded the pretty and it's turning ugly!  I'm learning that the time taken to "go through" stuff is precious time taken from enjoying the pretty in life.  You see, all this stuff to "go through" takes a lot of energy, as well as time.  It robs me of a certain joy because it's always on my mind.  Especially now, as we begin to pack our belongings for our cross-country journey, reducing our footprint by 2/3 of its current size.  Until it is done, it is always on my mind, it never leaves.  

But it doesn't have to be this way.  Once the not-so-pretty stuff is "gone through" and the clutter is cleared, the view is much prettier. The view of life, the view of the sunset, the whole view.  I'm sharing this with you because I don't want you to be robbed of precious time to enjoy the pretty in life.  Take time now to get rid of the not-so-pretty.  If you have a box of stuff laying around that you need to "go through", do it now, don't wait, don't put it off.  

Enjoy the pretty my friends!