I am a firm believer in releasing no-longer-needed possessions to make room for the new. Every time I clean out and organize a closet or shelf, something special and unexpected happens.
Case in point: today I went through my clothes closet, tried on everything, and filled three garbage bags with any and all items that no longer fit or that no longer suit me (bound for a charity clothing drop-off box).
And as soon as I was finished with this task, I went on line to check my email, where I found a message saying I had been accepted into a juried show called "Women of the Cloth." !!!