Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Spiritual Housecleaning for 2007

I’M NOT a big fan of chain mail and I usually delete it before I read it. But today, a high-school classmate sent me one and so I opened it. While in the middle of reflecting on 2006 in an attempt to write my personal Year in Review, I found the message of the email right on time.



Last week I threw out Worrying,
It was getting old and in the way.
It kept ME from being ME;
I couldn’t do things God’s way.

I threw out a book on My Past
(Didn’t have time to read it anyway).
Replaced it with NEW GOALS,
started reading it today.

I threw out hate and bad memories,
(Remember how I treasured them so)?
Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too,
Threw out the one from long ago.

Brought in some new books too,
Called I CAN, I WILL, AND I MUST.
Threw out I might, I think, and I ought.
Wow, You should’ve seen the dust.

I ran across an OLD FRIEND,
I hadn’t talked to in a while.
Her name is Goddess the Mother,
And I really like Her style.

She helped me to do some cleaning and
added some things Herself.
Like PRAYER, HOPE, FAITH and LOVE,
Yes, I placed them right on the shelf.

I picked up this special thing and placed
it at the front door.
I FOUND IT - it’s called PEACE.
Nothing gets me down anymore!!

Yes, I’ve got my house looking nice.
Looks good around the place.
For things like Worry and Trouble
there just isn’t any space.

It’s good to do a little housecleaning,
Get rid of the things on the shelf.
It sure makes things brighter;
maybe you should try it yourself.



4 comments:

dutchboy said...

Amen

Savannah said...

Thank you.

RC said...

interesting little reflection...thanks for posting it.

Craig Hickman said...

My pleasure, savannah and RC