In our home there are hundreds of books stashed in all sorts of locations. We have even managed to start a collection of those mini palm-sized versions you find tastefully displayed near the cash registers in any given book store, tugging on your compulsive purchase weaknesses.
One that is applicable to this time of year is a book called “Simplify Your Life” by Elaine St. James (Andrew McMeel Publishing in Kansas City).
Now that the reality of post holiday existence is creeping back into view, a lot of us are forced to reconsider how our homes are organized in order to contend with all the gifts that miraculously made it down the chimney. There are hundreds of theories on how to address this. Here is a quote from the above mentioned book:
“Remember, the idea is not to deny yourself the things you want, but to free yourself from the things you don’t want.”
This of course is applicable to more then just how we arrange a book shelf. With just a little imagination, it can be applied to every aspect of living. Your monthly expenses, your friendship network, your time, your meals… even your tackle box or garden!