So wonderful to be back among you. Please let me take a moment to share this blessing in my life. A week or so ago I asked you to pray for my daughter Sarah as she had just been told that she had miscarried. Last Thursday she went to her doctor to a follow up on the miscarriage and to be seen for the first time since the hospital had shared the awful news with her. She was still having symptoms of pregnant so he decided to do his ultrasound only to find that baby dear is alive and well with a strong little heartbeat. She is 8 weeks pregnant. We have been overwhelmed with several emotions..anger (at the doctor at the hospital), gratitude (that she did not opt to have a d&c when they gave her that option upon telling her she had miscarried) and PRAISE TO GOD ( for our little blessing that is snuggled in his/her mother's womb growing and getting stronger everyday). I will ask you for continued prayers for Sarah as she does have a blood clot and that is what had caused the initial bleeding. She is on bed rest now. I will keep you updated.
The Winners of the two books of choice from the recommended reading so far are :
ScrappyDoo2U and Kristen (congrats ladies..please email me your choice of book and your address too firstname.lastname@example.org) The winner of the journal is Minda. I am excited for all of you...
Book Choices again are:
1. Margin by Richard Swenson
2. Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
3. Eliminate Chaos by Larua Leist
4. Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley
5. Body Clutter by Marla Cilley
Today we will talk about JUNK MAIL...we all get it, therefore we all have it somewhere in our house. In my quest for simplicity I have started doing the following things when mail arrives at my home. I sort it and deliver it to the proper owner. Then..I take everything addressed to myself and to occupant and stand over the trash can and throw out anything I do not want. I place catalogs in a paper bag to go to recycle unless it is near the Holidays and then I may keep some of them to look through and possibly buy from. I keep all of my magazines in one place (we will talk about how I sort those in a later lesson). I keep anything with a deadline or a due notice in a folder in my desk..THIS IS BIG for me....I just started a folder for correspondence or thanks yous that need sent. Cutting out junk mail will eventually cut out much of the clutter that has taken over my office.
What do you do to control your junk mail? Do you have a system that works for you?
Post here any thoughts on the above subject or share any secrets you have to junk mail clutter control and be entered into the new drawing that will be held on the 15th of this month. I will announce the prizes on Tuesday.
On Tuesday we will look at the priority list that we have made and talk about how it can help us make major life decision in our life and help us to simplify our lives at the same time.
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