Chaos, at least visually, is something up with which I cannot put. And Legos, used in this prompt’s post, are at the top of my list of fixations. But it does not have to be Legos. It could be beads, closets, drawers, hardware, or just about anything that needs to be organized.


I always say I have a “touch” of OCD, but I probably have more than a touch. I am not, however, one of those obsessive compulsives who is tortured and bothered by chaos to the point of implosion. No, I’m one step down from that, since I can sometimes walk away calmly from disarray. I just would rather be putting the mess in order.

I use my separating, matching, and sorting as a kind of meditation. It is also something I look forward to doing. Knowing how much I enjoy such tasks, one would think that my friends and family would want me to get their lives in order, also. They could even pay me for being so helpful and generous with my time. But, no, there are many people who do not want me to start prettying up their silverware drawers or storing their shoes in what I think is a better manner.

Do they not realize that organization is to be desired for so many reasons, including:

  • the ease with which an object can be found
  • the elegance of the look of precisely organized drawers


  • the feeling that all’s right with the world
  • the pleasure of playing with Legos with your child when you are secretly sorting the little bricks into colors and sizes

Some creative, artistic, and beautiful people say the chaos helps them create, and they add that they can find anything they need, thank you very much. Do not touch any item that belongs to any individual who falls into this category. As for me, I am on my way to my craft room to sort fabrics into seasonal and color categories. 🙂

P.S. Acts of Altruism will return next Friday. Cheers!


Author: gebbysmith

I am a retired school teacher, school administrator, designer, retail business- owner, writer, fisherman, gardener, music-lover, dance-lover, theater-lover who lives in Mississippi. My husband, four doggies, and I live on a small farm and have fun every day making things and working on our house..

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