I found the missing heart in that messy closet

About two weeks ago I wondered: where in the world is that heart?

Did I give it away to someone?

Who would that have been?

The rolodex of the mind clicked through every possible person. Was it you, you or you?

Where is the missing heart?


The missing heart is light green.

It was a gift from someone maybe twenty years ago. I am sorry I don’t remember who. Was it you, you or you? If so, please accept sincere apologies for not remembering.

It is a most lovely rock heart! It fits in the palm of your hand.

It creates flutters of happiness in the corners of your “real” heart.

Its picture has been featured several times in this blog.

Oh heart, where are you?

I sighed two weeks ago and bid it a fond farewell. Whoever has the heart–may it bring you pleasure and peace. Enjoy! There must have been some reason I gave it to you, you or you. Some need or prayer burrowing in your heart needed a light green rock-heart for healing.

Two days ago I tackled the first closet in a pre-Christmas cleaning and decluttering spiritual spree. Click this link if you can’t figure out why cleaning might be spiritual. Energy zipped through this system as I cleaned and tossed and recycled. Christmas music jammed through computer speakers. One hour later the closet was mostly done–shiny and new! (You may not be able to tell by looking at photo, but take my word for it.)

I reached into the last messy basket and discovered–nestled amidst red and white dice–the missing light green heart.

Oh, be still my heart! There you are. Found, found, found in the bottom of a basket in a now-clean closet. You’re still here. You haven’t flown from our little house in the woods–yet.

Today I am placing the found heart in the clay God pot that contains your names & prayers. The found green rock-heart shall sit atop you all and bless you on this day and into the morrow and the next morrow and the next.

May we all keep finding our lost hearts. How are all your hearts doing today?

Day 36 of a seventy-five day journey to connect more deeply with God, Spirit, Holy, Love…to explore β€œWhat the Heart Knows” during the waning days of 2020.

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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40 Responses to I found the missing heart in that messy closet

  1. leelah saachi says:

    I LOVE THIS – the photos – the atmosphere – I want to be you and have those experiences πŸ™‚ β™₯

  2. Susan D. Durham says:

    Oh, delightful!! Another great reason to clean and declutter … the possibility of found treasures. What a sweet heart; love the color. Love knowing it’s sitting atop our names, radiating all things Holy. And your closet looks fantastic! “May we all keep finding our lost hearts.” Beautiful.

    • Kathy says:

      G’morning, my friend! Who knew that we might have buried treasure awaiting us in our cleaning? Not me! Thanks for your compliment about my closet…a certain loved one/reader said you couldn’t tell any difference. Shaking this head in indignation. πŸ™‚

  3. Thought-provoking as always. Perhaps the missing heart is buried in our selfish, short-sided view of everyday life.

  4. Barb says:

    A found heart is a precious thing indeed, Kathy. May it live happily in its new location. My heart has been feeling quite content lately.

    • Kathy says:

      Barb, I am so very glad to hear that. Content is wonderful, especially these days… wondering if winter is bearing down on you out there in Colorado.

  5. Sarah Davis says:

    My heart is taking a break from turmoil.

  6. Debbie says:

    Such a serendipitous find, Kathy! Glad you found what was lost … and hope you’ve placed it where it won’t get re-lost!

    • Kathy says:

      Now Debbie–you’ve hit on a key point. Maybe sometimes we lost things to re-realize their value. I remember the value of the heart now and will keep better track of her. Thinking maybe I put here in the closet last Christmas when putting up Christmas decorations. Maybe?

  7. dawnkinster says:

    I’m so happy you found it, just when you felt it was lost. I think our hearts are neer trulylost, just sometimes mixed up a bit.

  8. Stacy says:

    I am so happy you found your heart. It’s funny how much comfort a little thing can give us. XOXO

  9. I love your words, the waning days of 2020! These days are perfect for decluttering and moving things along that no longer serve us…I’m so glad you found that beautiful heart…I find mine in beloved books, candlelight and endless cups of tea.

  10. john k says:

    It just like you to not complain or burden us about the loss of your precious little heart until there was a happy ending to the story to write.

    • Kathy says:

      John, I couldn’t complain–I thought I had given it away! And wouldn’t it have been awful if the person whom I’d given it to had read of a complaint? Oh what a mess that would have been!

  11. jeffstroud says:

    Kathy, so glad you found your heart! It looks like green fluorite, which has great healing qualities: Can help clear negative energy from a room. Good for intestinal issue, etc. Emotional/spiritual good for cleansing the chakras, helps with mild upsets. Stone of Heart Chakra.
    So now you know… you have another tool to work with while pursuing Holy.

    There is some moments that I think my own heart has been buried in a messy closet somewhere. Only glimmers of light get in when someone opens that door yet doesn’t search for the heart that is missing!

    • Kathy says:

      Love to hear about all those healing qualities of that little heart. Thank you for sharing them. Off to cleaning your messy closets, Jeff. You never know–you may find your buried heart! (Although I see your heart daily, so it’s only playing hide-n-seek with you.)

  12. Joanne says:

    How wonderful you found your missing heart! And such a lovely and loving new home it has too. ❀
    Sending blessings to you on this day and into the morrow and the next morrow and the next also … πŸ™‚

  13. Robin says:

    Beautiful, Kathy. Simply beautiful. ❀

  14. So happy you found your missing heart. πŸ™‚ It seems like I keep finding things I forgot I had these days, usually when looking for something else. Well done on the closet! The shape of the door and the surround are very unique. Did you design it yourself?

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks, Barbara. Yes, Barry designed and built it. He was trying to make lots of curves and circular patterns in the house. The closet and our daughter’s bedroom door both match. Thanks for noticing.

  15. Ally Bean says:

    I used to have a green heart necklace similar to your rock. I’ve no idea where it went. Maybe it’s time for me to clean out my closet… and jewelry box.

  16. sherrysescape says:

    Your words put a smile on my face today.

  17. Lori says:

    Pretty heart. It looks like Jade. Letting go sometimes brings unexpected, welcome surprises.

  18. Reggie says:

    Soo delighted you found your heart again! πŸ˜€ What a magical joyful discovery!

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