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Sparks Joy

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Being sick and forced to rest has led me to Netflix binge watch a trending show called "Tidying Up" with Marie Kondo. Now I'm slightly obsessed with this concept of "sparking joy" and her folding technique.

The idea of minimalism has been on my mind for quite some time. I get overwhelmed by stuff, especially after having kids. It is so easy to be overtaken by toys and all the "must haves" recommended by advertising geniuses. Yet I feel guilty about giving stuff away that people buy for us. Marie Kondo addresses that in the show. It's really intriguing how she connects gratitude to the process of selecting what you keep and don't keep.

My word for 2019 is "content". This concept of this show and my word of the year go hand in hand. And the timing is good too. With my transition to a single mom, I've had to start over, walk away from a lot of stuff. This is my opportunity to be extra selective about sparks joy in my life, what I wa…