We completed our final garage sale today. Ended up with 2 car loads being dropped off at the donation centre which supports local charities. The balance of our belongings were sold clearing out over 30 bins of “stuff”. I remember bringing all those bins home and filing them with everything we own in order to ‘de-clutter’ the house for selling.
Walter likens our “stuff” – the materialistic aspects of our daily existence – to be small anchors which hold us in place. I have to admit the more “stuff which goes out of this house, the more free-er I am feeling. Anchors appear to be a good analogy and certainly the visual fits.
The best part of the garage sale today was parting with stuff I loved by seeing someone else find joy in it. Watching someone try on a piece of clothing and oooh and ahh at themselves in the mirror. Seeing someone pick something up – and by the light in their eyes it seemed they found something they were looking for. We even had repeat customers from 2 weeks ago.
I observed a significant amount of closure today AND I am grateful beyond anything I could have imagined. We are flying!