The post-Christmas paperclog is causing me much concern. This afternoon has reminded me of working back in an office. When life got too overwhelming I used to deliberately make myself slow down, take one piece of paper off the top and deal with it and keep going like that………. sometimes till late in the night.

Life couldn’t get like that in retirement could it?  I hear the echo of many voices in my head saying…….Of course it could. So this afternoon I have managed to reduce the total of nine inches high of paper, down to six and a bit inches. There has been a measure of satisfaction, and I managed to resist the temptation to go faster and faster to try and finish it off. Those days are long gone.

A few more days and all shall be tamed. All shall be well and all manner of things…….. as Julian of Norwich said. Thus I surmise that God is in the paperclog and lowly things.

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5 Responses to Paperclog

  1. Liz Gibson says:

    You mean when I retire there’ll still be piles of paper!! Oh no. Whatever happened to the paperless office – just means there are piles of emails too.
    Glad you’re making headway though.

  2. freda says:

    Hope to be making headway with the Pause for Thought page soon too!

  3. Dianne says:

    Oh I love that, “God is in the paperclog.” All we can do is what we do. One step at a time, one minute at a time. Breathe.

  4. friko says:

    May your mountain of paperclog never grow to a greater height than you can cope with.
    Good luck! Nothing is important enough to disturb your equanimity, certainly nothing that comes in the shape of the printed word.

  5. Sheila says:

    I am giggling Freda!

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