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Author:  Eve
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Date:  9/2/2003 8:18:09 AM
Subject:  Good Morning Porch
Message:  Oh, how, beautiful this blue porch is this morning. I haven't been around for a while because I have had trouble getting on the board. I love this and I just know Mickey is happy with it. It feels like home again.

I received this from a homemaking group I belong to on line. It touched me so much I wanted to share it.
Dear FlyLady,

My elderly cousin died Wednesday night. I went to her funeral
today. The church was packed. Everyone from teenagers to old people
were grieving. The funeral singers couldn't sing because of their
grief. The preacher got choked up talking about her and almost
couldn't go on. Everyone was talking about her many kindnesses, how
she helped so many people, touched so many lives--in spite of
various infirmities and having so little in the way of financial
resources. I kept remembering how I always felt so welcome when I
visited her in the house she shared with her sister, and how much I
was going to miss knowing that welcome and encouragement was always

Then, her nephew got up to speak about her, and he mentioned that
when they'd gone into her little bedroom, you could pack up every
worldy possession she owned, and it would fit into the trunk of a
normal size car...with space left over.

And I thought--ahh, so that was part of her secret. She lavished her
time on all of us, instead of investing it in things.

Then I came home and read the Saturday flylady rant about our clutter
sucking the life out of us, and agreed with all my heart. I believe
there is a direct correlation between the clutter (of all kinds) in
our lives and the good, kind things we never have the time to do.

I have a goal now that reaches beyond the ocassional 27 fling boogie
(although that's a good start.) I'm wondering if it might be
possible even for a packrat like me, to come to the end of my life
with only enough possessions to fill the trunk of a car...but with a
church and community packed with people whose lives I've touched.

Limping along, in Ohio


 Good Morning Porch by Eve at 9/2/2003 8:18:09 AM
 Re: Good Morning Porch by Judy W.  at 9/2/2003 8:40:44 AM
 Re: Good Morning Porch by Joe Z at 9/2/2003 9:28:15 AM