You’ve probably been wondering what “Bless the World” means. My sister uses this phrase as an equivalent to minimalism and it really appeals to me.
She claims that when she lets things go, whether that be to the trash, as a donation, or by selling an item, that she is “Blessing The World”. Feeling like she is “blessing the world” helps gives her the confidence to let go of the excess things she no longer needs in her life, even if the item may still be useful. She imagines the right person adopting her item at the right time and she hopes the item will bring them as much joy as it did her.
There are a few things to do with your stuff. You can donate it, throw it away or cherish it. Below I have listed some bullet points that may help you in deciding what to do with your excess items.
- If you don’t love it, don’t keep it
- Bless the World by letting someone else have the opportunity to use what you are not
- If it is an article of clothing and doesn’t make you feel fabulous, bless the world
- You don’t have to keep something that was a gift
- There are some things that are made to be used and then discarded
- When in doubt, throw it out
- Learn to love the space it leaves behind
- If you saved it with good intentions, take five minutes and actually use it or get rid of it
- Letting go makes you feel good
- If you love it, by all means keep it
- If it makes you happy then keep it, even if your _fill in the blank_ makes fun of you
- Surround yourself with things that are necessary and eclectic
- If it is sentimental, hanging on is understandable