Friday, February 23, 2024

DOSTADNING - Death Cleaning

I know that many of you still get the "ick" factor when

the topic of death comes up, and I am 7 years older 

than I was when I wrote this post, so the years are 


After the last few months, dealing with my friend's passing 

and helping her daughter, I am even more aware of 

 the problem facing so many, and the resistance of so many

to even acknowledge there is a problem.

Our society and it's love of commercialism and "things"

has only exploded thru social media and it's influencers.

How often have you succumbed and purchased 

more useless stuff? 

I'm reposting this link to hopefully reach a few more folks, 

and spare their heirs the hurt and stress 

that I've witnessed far too many times.

I have friends today asking why are you purging,

it's your kids problem. Keep whatever you want.

To me they are saying, I don't love my family enough,

to spare them the mess I'll leave. 

The deep hurt and pain is real.

Your loved ones suffer far more than just your loss. 

I've seen it too many times.

I refuse to be that kind of mom.



Terra said...

I agree with you, purging or decluttering is a gift to your children.

Jillayne said...

Me too! I'm happy to keep what I absolutely love and am just not ready to part with but have been diligently sorting out, sifting through and letting go of everything else. What we have is a reflection of we are, as is our home. I want my family to have an easy time of it when I'm gone and so I'm doing all of the hard stuff so they don't have to. Besides, I want the joy of living in a clean, clear space - and I've learned I get to really see the beauty in what I love when it isn't crowded out by a lot of other stuff.