Giving it away...

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody Beattie

A close friend is going through a very tough time. Divorce is always such a painful process.

She is trying to shed the many hundreds of memories and things she had collected over the years.  

Selling and giving away all those hundreds of books, sheets and blankets, assortment of dried flowers, table games, pieces of furniture and dishes is at first overwhelming...  

She's filled at once with sadness but soon those emotions give way to joy and gratitude.

Joy and gratitude when she sees the smiles on the faces of the families and the children she has seen smile, when they bought a bargain priced item or accepted her gifts.

I know it is always tough letting go of our material stuff - but it is so much easier when we know that someone will soon be enjoying and taking care of our treasures somewhere.

It is through simplifying our surroundings that we gain tranquility in our lives.

Only when we reach out to another do we achieve a peace of mind.

Let GO and Let God.

Make it a great dia!

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