Why, Why, Why must we insist on accumulating and keeping so much stuff? Two people and we have so much stuff. Why is it so difficult to let go of it all? It’s funny how we don’t even look at half the things we have; we find a safe place to put it and we barely ever go to look for it throughout the year, but when it comes time to deciding what we are going to get rid of we, all of a sudden, feel an attachment to it. We are battling with these feelings. It’s such a struggle because it’s so easy for your mind to tell you, “What if you need it later and then you won’t have it ’cause you gave it away?” This is our reasoning even when we know we haven’t used those things in years! I think it’s going to take us the whole year to organize all of this stuff and get rid of it. The video “We Live a Simple Life” is a huge motivator to downsize and I love how at the end they were able to serve in another land, which is what we are doing all of this for.
Another thing we have to think about is what to do with things that we do use everyday. We are not sure if we are going to take them with us or give them away. This is why I am so happy that Margarida and her family are going ahead of us. She can be our example of what we should do and we can learn from her bumps and shoulda, coulda, wouldas too.