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I’m Packing Up My Old Clothes…

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This weekend is the Labour Day long weekend here in Canada, and it marks the ‘end’ of summer as this Tuesday the day after Labour Day marks the first day back to school for the new academic year. I feel like I have so much organizing to do this weekend. Not just for my kids but for myself as well. I really believe that 2013 for me and my family (mostly me) has been a year of endings, a year of wrapping things up, packing old boxes full of unwanted things and giving them away, it’s been a year of purging and cleansing. And for me 2014 marks a year of new beginnings. Where this comes from I don’t really know, I just feel it deep inside the deep dark spaces in my soul where there is peace and certainty even though everything around me is chaos.

There are so many things that I have wanted to accomplish for myself that as a parent (and a procrastinator) I keep putting aside. I spend so much time doing that which I don’t want to do in order to provide and take care of the things my kids need and in this process I somehow forget about myself – until of course I find myself frustrated and overwhelmed. This habit has to stop. Self care, self love is so important. How can I care for others if I am frazzled and burnt out? How can I give away clean untainted unconditional love if I have no idea what it looks like or feels like? I have to learn to make time for myself. And I have discovered that a huge part of this process is cleaning out my closets, both literal and proverbial. There are just so many things in those closets that I keep hanging on to for God knows what purpose even though they don’t fit any more, or perhaps they just are no longer who I am, they represent some-one that is no longer here. Keeping memories can be a precious and wonderful thing, hauling around a closet full of outdated crap – not so much.

So it is time to clean house and lighten the load. So I’m packing up my old clothes…

OLD CLOTHES – Randy Stonehill

TOYS FROM MY CHILDHOOD
OLD PHOTOGRAPHS
LEFT IN THIS DUSTY OLD SUITCASE
THE THINGS WE ONCE CHERISHED
ARE LOST WITH THE PAST
SEEK OUT THE TREASURE
THAT ALWAYS WILL LAST

Chorus:
SO I’M PACKING UP MY OLD CLOTHES
WITH MY OLD AND FOOLISH WAYS
THEY DON’T SEEM TO FIT ME ANY MORE
I SEE THE LIGHT OF MORNING
WITH DIFFERENT EYES TODAY
AND I’M GIVING MY TOMORROWS TO
THE LORD

SO MANY HEROES
THAT NEVER CAME THROUGH
TOO MANY ROADS GOING NOWHERE
AND JESUS WAS WHISPERING
“I STILL LOVE YOU”
AND WITH A LOVE THAT MAKES
ALL THINGS NEW

Chorus

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6 thoughts on “I’m Packing Up My Old Clothes…

  1. I can relate to the purging and cleansing. My home depicts my life – tidy and clean on the outside, but a disaster lurking behind the cupboard doors. Cleaning them out for the first time in years does feel good. If it hasn’t been used in 6-12months, then out it goes!

    I imagine you give a lot of yourself, so it is extra important that you have quality time for yourself.

    Loved the song

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  2. I think we all need get rid of the unwanted. I know myself, in winter that I suffer a bit of SAD – everything around me looks gloomy, the cupboards need re-arranging, the floors need cleaning, the drawers need tidying. It all becomes a little insurmountable. As soon the sun beams it’s way in through my windows, my world – or living space doesn’t seem quite so bad. I look forward to tidying and casting away. What do they say if you haven’t worn it, played with it, used it or looked at it in 6 months – TRASH IT. I am glad you are looking at your life differently and knowing how important it is to take care of YOU. Rock on 2014 🙂 x

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  3. Pingback: Reblog: I'm Packing Up My Old Clothes... by Andrea at My Spoken Heart | Plain Talk and Ordinary Wisdom

  4. Reblogged this on Plain Talk and Ordinary Wisdom and commented:
    Sharing Andrea’s sentiments on the end of summer and all the changes in us and things we wished we had done on “I’m Packing Up My Old Clothes” at My Spoken Heart.

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  5. I share the same sentiment as you in your writing of this post. I look at all the old stuff and procrastinate, too, in getting rid of it. So much I’m wanting to do but can’t seem to get started. The song is beautiful – thank you for sharing.

    May I reblog this on my site?

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