Saturday, April 16, 2011
So for the past few months I've been working on purging the extra 'stuff' in my house that I no longer use or love. Its been a difficult but rewarding (and FREEing!) challenge. Having grown up in a rather poor household, I seem to have an 'I might need it later' attitude. I decided to push through that and JUST DO IT!! To give away those things I wasn't using to someone who COULD use them - NOW, not at some unspecified time in the future.
For example, I had two hand mixers, so I decided it would be a good thing to give one away. And wouldn't you know it, a couple of months later my hand mixer quit working. So? I went out and bought a new one for under $20. Yes, it would have been nice to have had the one I gave away, but you know what? The one I was using could easily have worked for another 10 years, and for that 10 years the extra one would have been taking up space - and space is very limited in my kitchen! Having that happen was really a good thing for me - it showed me that THINGS are replaceable!!
I can't tell you how good it feels to free my life of those extra things - and the bonus is that now I can find the things that are left!!