Green is where the Heart Is for August 30th, 2017

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 30 August 2017 04:00

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.” ~ Oscar Wilde

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

For all my friends out there who have built a house, moved out of a house, moved into a house or EVER had to move, period, my thoughts and condolences are with you.
My childhood home is still in our family.  I usually live in the same location for 5-15 years.  Our current home was 12 years.  During these time extensions a lot can be accumulated and knowing that, I have been pitching and packing for months in preparation for this move.  
But, like my friend Robin just said, it is kind of like the fishes and the loaves.  You keep moving stuff out and start to breathe and then you open a closet or a drawer and there you are starting the process all over again.  
I now know why moving services who pack you, can do this so much faster than you can do yourself.  They are not emotionally attached to anything.  Out it comes, in it goes.  
When it is your personal item, it comes out.  You take it out of the paper sleeve to see what it is. Oh, the ceramic trivet of a row house from San Francisco.  Remember THAT trip to San Francisco?  Uncle Milt was still alive.  
We went for Jeanne and Duane’s wedding in San Francisco. We took the kids to Muir Woods and couldn’t go south because it was still blocked off from the recent earthquake.  Randy and I drove to Tahoe after the wedding in the middle of the night and I won $300 on the slots and came home with a bucket of quarters. Memories.  Movers don’t have memories.  They are on a time crunch.  They are efficient.
It also has occurred to me that pictures of stuff should be just as good as the stuff itself.  
We found boxes of childhood memorabilia from our now adult kids, stuffed in plastic bins in the eaves.  
Randy, Jeremy and I could have spent hours in that one spot laughing our heads off over the pictures and awards but we decided to transfer all the contents into one huge box, and mark it ‘not to be opened till Thanksgiving.’  On the holiday with the family around, we will all take turns going through more memories with the grandchildren present so they can get a taste of what their parents were like when they were their awkward age.  I did notice Jeremy kept out his Cardiac Kid signed by Don Cockroft Cleveland Browns certificate to take home immediately.  That guy still has hopes that the Browns will someday win again.  
Feng shui teaches us to love what we have.  Look around your room right now.  Do YOU love what you have?  Life is to short to accumulate anything that does not make you sing.  Create your space.  Don’t try to impress others with your perfectly balanced ‘room to go.’  
Make your space your own.  Make sure you have at least one piece in EVERY room that makes you smile when you see it.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  
Her design studio is located in Carolina Beach Furniture, 1021 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success. To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.molinquist.com FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.

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