I cleaned closets today.
~ I gave away an embroidery project that I began and abandoned some years ago (butterflies on a pair of pillowcases).
~ I recycled three complete versions of my first novel (equalling pounds and pounds of paper).
~ I set aside bags of clothes to donate to the Drama department at the high school (mainly homecoming dresses and garage sale finds).
~ I threw away cassette tapes containing hours of old sermons (since we now have podcasts).
I feel lighter already. Maybe tomorrow I can decide about the electric rollers that have been used only once, and the child-size violin my daughter once played.
~ No matter what I decide to do with this stuff, I will still have curly-haired daughters that never took to stringed instruments.
~ No matter what I decide to do with this stuff, high school homecoming will be past and my novel will still be unpublished.
And I’m okay with all of that. Somehow, letting go of stuff helps me claim what’s enough for Today.