Dust If You Must!

dust if you must

“A house becomes a home when you can write,

“I love you” on the furniture.”

I can’t tell you how many countless hours that I have spent CLEANING!

I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend

making sure things were just perfect

– “in case someone came over.”

Then I realised one day that no one came over;

they were all out living life and having fun!

Now, when people visit,

I find no need to explain the “condition” of my home.

They are more interested in hearing about the things I’ve been doing

while I was away living life and having fun.

If you haven’t figured this out yet, please heed this advice.

Life is short. Enjoy it.

Dust if you must,

but wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture or write a letter,

bake a cake or plant a seed,

ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must,

but there’s not much time,

with rivers to swim and mountains to climb,

music to hear and books to read,

friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must,

but the world’s out there with the sun in your eyes,

the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow,

a shower of rain.

This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must,

but bear in mind,

old age will come and it’s not kind.

And when you go – and go you must –

you, yourself will make more dust!

It’s not what you gather,

but what you scatter that tells

what kind of life you have lived.

 Rose Milligan of Lancaster England


  • Let go of perfect
  • Live life, have fun
  • What is on your list of adventurous things to do?
  • How can you make them happen?
  • What do you want to gather in your life?

Thank you and I look forward to sharing more tips, strategies and skills to support you to be more organised so that you too can create a better life.

“Be an inspiration to yourself and

you will be an inspiration to others.”

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