Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lightening the LOAD

Trinity's  annual yard sale is happening this Saturday.  This event has mushroomed into a mega-sale over the years.  It's a wonderful chance to lighten my load of stuff. 
 Gone, gone, gone are all my dusty artificial trees, unworn ties and jackets, 
pictures, packs of notebook paper.....

Here's the stack that Doug took over on Monday.

No, the book case isn't going, but see that empty shelf?  That held our 20 year old World Book Encyclopedias. (Sent to us, free from the World Book Company when we lived in China.)
As Doug said last night when bagging then up, "It's the end of an era."  Guess that could mean a lot of things.  It got me wondering if anyone even sells encyclopedias any more?

It feels good to lighten the load.

"Don't store up treasures here on earth,
where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal.
Store your treasures in heaven....
Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will be also."


  1. it's sometimes a nice feeling to de-clutter and somewhat downsize! Your visit to my blog brought me here and I am glad you did! I have very much enjoyed my visit to your space!
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  2. It is so nice to purge stuff from our lives. We Americans sure are collectors of stuff. I try to get rid something whenever I get something new but my plan doesn't always work.