#5 A Crooked Kind of Perfect

Goal number five: Get Organized!

I often feel like my life is out of control, and I am not sure what to do about it. I am pretty sure that being more organized is the answer, so I picked up “Organize Now!” at the bookstore the other day. It had pages and pages of ways to organize every second of your life. I think it’s what they call “org porn.” It kind of made me feel nauseous.

I put the book down, with the realization that I will never be organized in the ways that the book recommends. My house and car and office will never be a featured glossy photos in a home improvement magazine. I just can’t codify, classify or catalog my messy way of thinking about things.

But then Sarah made this comment on goal #2: “As I was watching the ground from the air today, I was struck by the difference between God’s creation and human creation. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing, but it was interesting to see the twisting and turning of a river next to a rigorously straight road, and the majestic folds of a mountain next to a meticulously laid out housing development. Maybe resting from creating for a day could give the opportunity to regain the joy and playfulness that we see in God’s creation!”

And it made me think, maybe my organization doesn’t have to be meticulously laid out, maybe it can be a crooked kind of perfect!


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3 Responses to “#5 A Crooked Kind of Perfect”

  1. Magnificent Minimalist Says:

    Oh, that’s really cool. =) I’m big into imperfectionism, myself. Big strokes. Big strokes.

  2. Chris Says:

    I do think you’re more of a big-picture thinker — that’s a real gift you have that I don’t. All those meticulous org-porn techniques are just too small-minded for you. Better to Noreen it instead!

  3. anne Says:

    I love Sarah’s observations! Sometimes when our life is ordered by God it can have a lot of twists and turns. We don’t always see what’s ahead till we’re there.

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