A few weeks ago, I posted my first tale of clearing clutter. I mentioned then that Karen Kingston, in her book, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, claims that removing clutter allows good things to come into your life. Ms. Kingston even notes that one of these good things may be money. Now, I didn’t start clearing clutter in our house because I am a feng shui follower, but you know I was open to this particular principle.
Last week, I de-cluttered our front hall landing zone — the place where the mail gets piled up, some of it never to be seen again. Well, I’m proud to report that we’ve been doing great with our new mail sorting system. Junk mail gets put right into the trash/recycling bin and the rest gets opened on the spot, with the important stuff put into a pretty blue bowl.
A day or two after I created our new mail sorting system, a completely nondescript letter in a business envelope arrived in the mail addressed to me. This was clearly not a bill and the return address was just a P.O. box in another state. In short, this was the very type of letter that previously would end up at the bottom of our cluttered pile. But, due entirely to our new system, I opened the letter. And guess what it said? I’m a member of a recently settled class action lawsuit (actually, it said that I may be a member, but upon reading the criteria to determine membership, I know that I qualify) and that I was entitled to about $20 in cash. Then it said that I will just be mailed a check. I know that $20 isn’t a lot, but this is money for which I had to do absolutely nothing. And, with our mail sorting system working so well, I’ll now know exactly when that check comes and it won’t get buried under a pile of clutter.
So, I ask you: is this notification of the class action lawsuit coincidence, or is it feng shui?