One of the things Marie Kondo suggests with her “Spark Joy” Konmari method is to hold each thing we own and ask ourselves, “Does this spark joy?” If it doesn’t, we let it go.
Holding ourselves responsible for our own joy is important and not allowing our possessions to is also. The real value to this question though, is that it opens the door to awareness and allows us to make conscious choices about what we fill our lives with and also, why.
Perhaps we should be asking ourselves if what we do sparks joy in other areas as well.
- How we spend our time
- What we do with our money
- Commitments we make to others
- Our schedules and calendars
- What we do when we have free time
- Our relationships, friendships, and alliances
By letting go of things that no longer serve us and focusing on what brings us joy, our lives become richer and more meaningful.
Reflecting on this awesome lesson today. Personally, I’ll always choose to fill my life with flowers. They are pure joy. But what else? What else to keep filling with and what to release…?
From Linda Luke’s How to Spark Joy in All Areas of Your Life.
Flowers by The Pink Daffodil.