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Heartwings Love Notes 863 - Getting a Good Start on the New Year

Heartwings says, "Sometimes you have to take a step back in order to go forward."

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah begins with a thorough cleansing and refurbishing of the entire home, most especially the kitchen. This is a symbolic way of wiping the slate clean for new beginnings. I find myself doing this now, almost automatically. Being thorough, however does take time. Though I have accomplished some of my cleaning up, I have yet to do my refrigerator. I have every intention of tackling this task soon, though I havenít found the time yet.

As far as I know I have kept up with my leftovers and there is nothing lurking in the refrigerator's back for me to dispose of. My refrigerator does not hold as much as I wish it did. When I go shopping I usually have to reshuffle what is on the shelves in order to fit in new items and keeps things current. This is particularly true of my freezer which needs to hold things like shrimp on sale as well as an assortment of the good frozen organic vegetables we like so much.

I went over my desk, organized it and threw out the various lists, notes and other accumulated paper that were not current. I also threw away a bunch of pens that no longer wrote and stowed away the ones that did. In addition I purged my wallet of coupons that were not valid because they were past the expiry date. We still have some Christmas gifts that we have not yet managed to connect with their recipients; however I am confident that this will happen in good time. There are still drawers to tidy, and my filing cabinet to go through.

I can think of more and more if I try. There are writing projects on my computer I haven't looked at in some time. I could discard them or continue to consider them. There are old poems I could look at and decide whether to keep, revise or eliminate. Yet where do I stop? I might go on cleaning and clearing until summer if I kept at it. At some point I must decide what is enough and what will be too much. Soon I need to stop and decide it's time to move forward.

May you find good ways to get going on eliminating the old and get going on the new.

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Tasha Halpert
 

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