Sunday, May 15, 2011

Down sizing

I am sitting in my house this calm Sunday morning looking at what is left.  Yesterday, Marie and I put all of our personal belongings out in the yard and had a good old American yard sale.  Setting up early to allow complete strangers and professional "pickers" to rifle through our life and make an offer.  We enjoyed perfect yard sale whether that allow for four uninterrupted hours of, "how much for this?"  A steady flow of people of all walks of the road taking a piece of our life and making it a part of theirs.  Getting ready for the event took some planning and made me realize how much a person can accumulate.  We took the time to remember where, when, why, and with whom the items were obtained to help keep the memories intact.  There will undoubtedly be more stuff in the future and I hope that we can use it to enrich our life instead of control it.  Unloading our house and household items is a big part of this trip and once those items are gone, they're not coming back.  We are planning on living simply, enjoying what matters most to us, family, our animals, the earth, and each other.  My wish for any one to be able to let go of what is comfortable and learn more about themselves as opposed to what they surround themselves with.   

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