A new friend of mine, Janet Hulstrand, asked me if she could interview me about my downsizing efforts and my choice to donate all the money to Planned Parenthood and Immigration/Refugee services. I was thrilled. I was thrilled because she thought it was a great idea and wanted to know more about it. Thrilled because maybe I can get the word out there to raise more money. Tuesday morning, I donated $1100 to Planned Parenthood of Oakland. Just from selling lots of my baseball memorabilia!!
Janet does several blogs and she teaches a great writing course in France just an hour and a half south of Paris. The one I was featured in is called Downsizing the Home: Lessons Learned:
I read quite a bit of the site and a number of blogs that Janet had written and relearned a lesson that I have to keep learning. I am not alone. There are many, many people out their with my problem, seeking help and doing something about it. Everything is so much easier if we aren’t alone. I got so much more done when another person just comes over to help me, it’s like borrowing energy! Many, many books are being written about organizing, purging your house, going thru everyone of your belongings and holding it. Does this bring joy? Yes, it’s a keeper. No, out it goes. Not every book is for every person but I would bet that every person finds one of those books that speaks to him or her.
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Please note that the authors wrote STUFF in capitol letters just as I do. Go back to December and watch George Carlin riff about STUFF. After you have a really good laugh, get your best friend and start looking at all the things you don’t really need. I’ve come to the conclusion that when we have things we don’t need, it makes for a weight in our bodies, our brains get scattered and certainly we have less time.
This is a job/project worth doing. Thank you Janet Hulstrand for making me Queen for a Day. May we all have less THINGS when next we meet!!!
Learn more about Janet’s Writing from the Heart courses in beautiful Essoyes: https://wingedword.wordpress.com/the-essoyes-school/