Orderliness is living in a way that creates harmony around us and within us. We have a place for the things we use, and keep them where they belong. Order and beauty in our home and work spaces brings a sense of peace and freedom. Our thoughts and ideas flow more freely. We do not hold onto clutter. We clear the way for genuine abundanance. Orderliness is being focused and purposeful, planning tasks step by step instead of going in circles. As we trust Divine order unfolding in our lives, we find a still point of order in our souls.
In Family Life
A harmonious and organized living environment manifests the virtue of orderliness within a family. It entails maintaining a clean and tidy home where each family member takes responsibility for their personal space and collectively contributes to shared spaces. Orderliness is demonstrated by adhering to schedules and routines, ensuring that mealtimes, chores, and activities are planned and executed efficiently.
It also involves effective communication and a sense of shared responsibility, with everyone playing their part in keeping the household running smoothly. Ultimately, orderliness in a family fosters a sense of tranquility, cooperation, and respect among its members, creating a nurturing and stable foundation for growth and well-being.
“What a gift of grace to be able to take the chaos from within and from it create some semblance of order”
— Katherine Paterson
The Practice of Orderliness
- I create a harmonious space that makes my soul peaceful.
- I keep only what is useful and beautiful.
- I put things in their place after I use them.
- I plan with a purpose.
- I solve problems step by step.
- I trust in the presence of Divine order in my life.