Does this spark joy?

imageI’ve read some odd books in my many years of reading. But, this one took the cake. I don’t know what it was, but because so many people talked about it I figured it would make sense and get better. It sorta did, but there were plenty of cringe-worthy moments.

But, I can confirm … I just finished what was without a doubt the strangest book I’ve ever finished.

It’s a quick read. Covering some very Zen ways of thinking about tidying and organizing.

But, it really boiled down to one thing. To one question.

This is the ONLY question you need to ask yourself.

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It seems the one question to consider is …

Does This Spark Joy?

Which I have to admit is quite brilliant. I mean really, if something doesn’t spark joy … WHY let it occupy space in your house, your mind, your life.

But, thanking your clothes for their service seems a bit off. Maybe it’s just me.

However, I have to admit … as a take-away … Does This Spark Joy? is pretty good.

What’s Strange About The Book?

A few areas in the book struck me as just plain odd. Where the author thanks an item of clothing and asks the house for help with the tidying process. The author somewhat discounts her thinking about this, but she later comes back to the point that the house and your possessions are somehow imbued with life.

Kondo’s “KonMari” method is at times extreme, and while her writing is charming and funny, the advice is quite zany sometimes. via LifeHacker

Regardless, this is a quick read or listen that I do recommend. Just play it at 1.5 speed or more to get through all the fluffy stuff (pun sort of intended) quickly and get to the actual processes she recommends.

Nota Bene: I’ve started plenty of books that were strange, but I put them down and never finished them.
In truth and to honor this book … when I didn’t like those books I did send them away. They did not contribute to my clutter.

What do you think?

  • Am I totally off the mark here?
  • What did you think?
  • Do you thank you clothes for their service?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Thanks for sharing.