Clear the Clutter

Are you focusing well?


Have you ever felt like you are off but just can’t pinpoint why?

With the cooler weather settling here in North America, some parts more than others, it’s a time where I can really begin to get a little antsy, feel a little blah. 

With the winter comes cold, very cold, wind, and a lot of layers!

Truly, if I were to really let myself think about it too long I would not want to step foot out my door for months!

I have to admit that at first I was thinking, “Oh my here comes winter. It’s so soon. I wonder how cold it’s going to get? This is early. Am I going to manage another cold one?”

Yikes! A couple hours in and I was realizing that maybe I should start to have a different attitude. I was getting down.

Cold but beautiful


What I’ve discovered is that there is a way of getting through the winter quite enjoyably to be honest. It isn’t much different from getting through the storms of life in a sense.

Look at the good, not focusing so much on the harsh reality. 

I’m not talking about living in denial. We do have to put on layers of clothing just as we have to act on specific things with our current situation.

Look at the beauty in spite of everything that is cold and uninviting. Really focus on it.

There is a verse that I memorized many years ago that has been so helpful.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Italics mine.

This verse helps me to have a different way of viewing things so that I can spend my time and energy doing life as opposed to focusing on thoughts that make me feel down and scattered, downright cluttered.

What helps you when you are feeling scattered? I’d love to hear!



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