February 13, 2022
From time to time, I do some downsizing. My goal is to make it easier for our children to deal with our “stuff” one day. I’ve done a pretty good job. For example, I am now down to five tablecloths, still a lot for someone who rarely uses one.
This week I tried to downsize my pile of Mother’s Day cards. I’ve been a mother for almost fifty-one years and the kids never forget to send one.
In the pile was a birthday card I got from Jeremy on his birthday. The message, “Happy My Birthday”. At the time, he had been a father for about a year. He wanted me to know that now that he is a father, he understands how much “work” children are and therefore thought he would thank me on his birthday for having him.
When cards are from your children, downsizing just doesn’t work.
downsizing.....what a job that is and how needed. Isn't it funny how hard we work to get all this stuff and now no longer have a need for it.
Posted by: Monica James | February 13, 2022 at 09:23 AM
My husband and I are contemplating a move to another country a few years down the road. I'm trying to prepare for it by using what I have instead of adding to it, as well as passing things on. That move might never happen, but if it doesn't, having less stuff will be a reward in itself.
I'm failing miserably with this when it comes to books and plants, however. :)
Susan in Berlin
Posted by: Susan | February 13, 2022 at 05:08 PM
I’m pretty good at downsizing, my husband- not so good. Yesterday, Valentine’s Day, he gifted me a framed display of Valentine’s cards we’d exchanged over the last 35 years. I agree with you, some mementos are meant be saved. ❤️
Posted by: Janet | February 16, 2022 at 12:50 AM