Being Thankful in the Middle of Your Mess

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. A time when we're reminded to reflect on the things in our lives for which we are most thankful. Most of us think of our family and friends, our home and our jobs. Sometimes we overlook the other stuff.

I have a challenge for you. Walk over to that area that most bothers you - that feels the most disorganized and out of control. Take a good look for a whole minute. It seems a lot longer than you might think!

Be thankful for this mess.

I'm not asking that you be thankful because you have afforded to acquire this mess. Sometimes, people with chronic disorganization issues will outspend what they can afford just to accumulate more. I don't want anyone to be thankful they are putting themselves in debt.

However, be thankful that you have recognized that this place is not what you want it to be. That the space is no longer working for you, but maybe against you. I believe the saying goes, "The first step is admitting there is a problem." Well, hopefully, it's not that dire! But, if it makes you uncomfortable in your space, it's problem enough.

Your home should be a place to relax and enjoy. So, remind yourself to be thankful that you have acknowledged that it's time to appreciate all the good fortune in your life. That is the first step.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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