Life-changing joy

I was recently washing dishes by hand and a thought occurred to me. If everything you have brings you joy, then even the act of cleaning up – washing dishes, dusting, sweeping, etc. – is bringing you into contact with objects that bring you joy. You’ll enjoy cleaning.

This is a concept that Marie Kondo talks about, in a way. I don’t recall her ever saying that the act of cleaning will become joyful, only that you should only keep items that bring you joy. But the two seem related.

The obstacle is when there is too much stuff – and not all of it brings joy into your life.

In a way, I guess it’s a endorsement of minimalism.


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