April 3, 2016 · Write a comment · Categories: Musings · Tags:

After I gave my sock drawer a spring cleaning recently, there was plenty of inviting space for something new. And I had bought two pairs of shoes in cheerful spring colors, as shown in last week’s post. So, what would go well with the new shoes? I went into Kohl’s for a few minutes and found just the thing—a pack of socks in assorted pastel shades, to brighten up both the drawer and my feet.

Pack of new socks in assorted pastel colors, on top of my dresser. 

With a coupon, the socks cost four dollars. At first I wasn’t sure they were worth mentioning in a blog post—after all, a pack of socks is certainly no big deal in today’s consumer world. But then I realized it was the perfect example of cultivating appreciation for simple little things.

Yes, I could easily have bought socks at any time; but until I cleaned out the drawer and made space for them, I couldn’t get past the subconscious feeling that I was stuck with heaps of old socks I didn’t really want anymore. That’s very silly of course, and it looks even more ridiculous written down in a blog post—but clutter often makes our minds play tricks on us.

* Good Things is a weekly series featuring the many unexpected joyful things that show up when clutter and stagnation have been cleared away. It’s meant as a reminder that life is always full of happy little surprises, when there’s enough space for them!

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