All true, but I especially value number two. So much so, that I am posting on my fb. I have decided that I am wrapping up a bunch of stuff for Christmas and donate it to a local church for the pastor to distribute to people in the community. Many of them may not get a single gift. There is poverty a couple of communities down. I am aching to simplify and it is all part of a prune and purge process for me. Saying no to all but the most valuable commitments (which center around family at the moment) and purging from stuff. Sure some of it carries memories, so I will take a photo, put it in a book, and write a blurb about the memories. So just a few things that are lying around are a gorgeous outgrown Christmas dress, some infant royal doulton china, a pair of wedgewood candlesticks and once I start digging, plenty of other stuff as well…simplify, simplify, simplify, and realize it is not all about us. I had a yard sale and this stuff didn’t go…I could try again some other time, but then it is about me, me getting the money, right? this way it is about sharing with others.