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A blog by Louise Gallagher

My Daily Intention: Hold Space for Joy



As I continue to cull and clear, declutter and pack, in preparation for putting this house on the market, the task can at times feel daunting, overwhelming, never-ending.

Questions arise.

How can two people need/acquire/keep/want so much stuff?

Where does all the stuff come from?

Where does it all go?

Is there not a more simple, grace-filled way to live?

So many questions with countless answers.

Today, I shall live inside each question so that the question becomes the path to where grace leads me into a more simple and elegant way to live.

Today, I shall let the process of decluttering and packing guide me by holding space in my heart for gratitude (for all we have, for all we create, for all we contribute, for all we receive) and joy (for the love, abundance and gifts in our lives) fill my heart.


Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

7 thoughts on “My Daily Intention: Hold Space for Joy

  1. If you haven’t used it in a year – throw it out.
    If it is still in the boxes from your last move – don’t even look – throw it out.
    If you have two and only need one – give it away, ‘garage sale’ or throw it ou.
    If you don’t need it AND love it, give it away or ‘garage sale’.
    Thus reduces the footprint and thus endeth the lesson.

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  2. Having done this myself for a family of 4, living in the same home for over 19 years, I get it. I understand. Enjoy the special finds that you uncover and let go of what isn’t needed.

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  3. My sister has just moved houses this last weekend and she said the same thing why does she have so much stuff and why can’t she part with some of it

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