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Thread: A Whole New -- And Necessary -- Way to See Your Messy House

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    Guddle, I must remember this word, as it sounds exactly like my place looks inside.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    I have been to countries and saw children bathing at the communal water spigot, no running water in their homes. I have seen women sewing by the light of the street lamp in very dark rooms. I have been in a community where there is only one toilet house and one shower room for about 400 families. I look at what I have and I am very grateful.

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    Good article....wish more people would just take a breath and look, really look, around them and realise just how fortunate they are. Can't say I'm one for worrying what "people" may think (Mother worried enough about that for the both of us). Our rambling old house and garden is eclectic, animal friendly, clean, comfortable and welcoming to those we love.....We are blessed.

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    Great share. Thanks

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    Love this thread! Sometimes people get so focused on what they don't have that they don't give thanks for all they do have.

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    That is one smart momma!

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    I was always embarrassed about the house I grew up in, not because it was old or outdated, but it was cluttered and messy. A messy home does affect kids. As a teen I tried to clean and have it look nice but it never stayed straightened up for more then a day. No one cared to put things away but me. I did't want my friends to come over because of the mess. Their homes were not that way. I always felt pride in my home no matter how old or outdated and wanted to keep it as nice as possible.
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
    Being cheap is not a badge of honor.
    My heroes are working people, paying their own way, taking care of their children and being decent human beings.

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    I loved the article. I'm blessed and free! I have more than I could ever need. I am extremely grateful to God Almighty for His Goodness for all His blessing to me and my family. Our humble home is clean and comfortable and lived in. It is very quiet and peaceful as well...

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    Such a down-to-earth woman! And yes, perspectacles is a neat word! My older sister lost one home to a hurricane and one to a fire. THAT sure makes one realize that THINGS are just that...THINGS that can be replaced, whereas people can't. After reading the article, I started clicking on the 474 or whatever photos below it and reading the captions. That was another thing to bring things back into perspective.

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    Thank you for sharing, not only did you make me look at my house with a different view, but my life also. I can see where I need to change my outlook on life and the people & things in it. I know a few people I plan to share this with.

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    Great article. Too often we forget to be thankful

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    Thanks for sharing...

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