A $10 label maker has become my best friend in this process of organizing my life a little better. I highly recommend them. I actually bought 2-one for upstairs and one for downstairs. Organization is an ongoing process & I needed tools at hand if I was to make headway.
There was a particular incident that inspired this ongoing to desire to get organized.
About 4 weeks after the death of my husband, I began the daunting task of going through his things. I was so overwhelmed with all that had to be done, but I had to start SOMEWHERE.
I got 3 large boxes and labeled them “Keep” “Donate” and “Toss.” I began finding black cords to electronic gizmos. There were electronic devices, too, but I had no idea what went with what. Many of the cords were a tangled mess. Nothing was labeled.
I started a new box & all cords and electronics went into it. One night while watching a movie, I tackled THAT box. Each individual cord was painstakingly untangled and placed in a plastic bag. I do not exaggerate when I say there were over 60 cords.
As I worked on that project, I was reminded of Ecc 4:12 that speaks of a 3 fold cord not easily broken.
The friends in my life that stood in the gap for me during this time of crisis were like this 3fold cord. Their presence showed me they cared & I was not alone. They hugged, they listened, they prayed for me. There is strength in numbers.
When life is disorganized and chaotic, if you feel alone in your hurt today, turn to that 3-fold cord that CANNOT be broken-the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit. (20 sec left) I am confident of comfort, provision, and a peace that passes understanding.
Eccl 4:9 Two [are] better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him [that is] alone when he falleth; for [he hath] not another to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm [alone]?
12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.