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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pass It On

I confess: I'm a junkie.

I have lots of junk that I just can't seem to let go of. I have a little hand mirror that's lived with me for two decades, in five cities (in three countries, two hemispheres, and countless houses).

As I sit at my desk, I look around and see books and knick-knacks that have followed the same route.

So the question arises: If I love them so much, how much joy would others get if I gave them away?

Wait a minute, I'm getting dizzy...

OK, I feel better now. But seriously, to give a prized book to someone who would really cherish it, or a statue to someone who might place it on their altar: wouldn't that be a rush?

And I don't mean the dumping of stuff when you move (as I have) from one continent to another, either. I mean a voluntary, heartfelt donation, an offering.

It's a way of non-attachment.

So take something you love, and give it to someone you love. Let it go, and let it carry your love with it.

You'll be happier.

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