After reading this entry, it got me thinking. It got me thinking about all the stuff in the basement. We've got a lot of stuff. A LOT of stuff. And half of it I didn't even unpack because the plan is to buy next year and move again. But here's the deal. If I am already living without those things, do I really need them? Of course there are things like my elephants that I want to keep, but I'm sure there's a bunch of crap down there that can go. Our friend Gert's parents lost their home in the tornadoes that rampaged Oklahoma this week. I am so thankful that all are well, all animals safe and accounted for, but it's another reason for this post in particular. It really makes you pause and look around you and decide what is essential. What is important? At the end of the day, it's the people that I am so thankful to have in my life that is more important than the crap around me. If we were to move now, all that stuff in the basement would just go to the new basement. That's space that we could use for guests, for yoga, for meditation, for anything other than storage.
So, this is what I propose: a box a week. I will sort and discard a box a week. Some things will get posted on EBay with the proceeds going to my new MacBook fund. Some of it might get posted here and if you want it, I'll send it to you. Even some of those elephants might go. Who knows?
More than anything this week I am thankful for the safety of my family and friends. Happy Thankful Friday.