Monday, January 30, 2006


When my sister asked me if I wanted to go through some of the clothes she'd received as hand-me-downs (expensive, brand-name clothes, I might add) to see if I needed or wanted any of them, I said "no thank you. I have enough clothes."

Wow! Enough. I truly have enough. It was good to say those words and realize that they were true. Not just in the area of clothes, either. It's true for furniture, kitchen gadgets, and all kinds of other stuff too. I have enough.

Oh sure, if I started to think of it, I could find things I'd LIKE, but even that list isn't very long right now. I feel content with what I have. My closets are full enough, my cupboards are full enough, my house is full enough.

It's a good feeling - to realize that you are content. It helps that I've made a decision to not bring anything into my house unless I am prepared to get rid of the same number of things from what's already there. It makes me think twice about accepting things - even the things people give me. It's a zero sum game - acquisitions in equals dispersements out.

Yes, I have enough.


Dale said...

I like the sound of that, Heather. You have enough. You ARE enough!

Anvilcloud said...

You've hit your divestment years rather early, but I think your zero-sum game sounds like an excellent one to play.

Simply Coll said...

I admire your determination. I too am attempting to down size.. but I am not so sure I could say no to designer clothes.:-)

Kris said...

OMG...I have just realized EXACTLY the same thing! I thought I was the only one who has the buy something -must get rid of something rule...I just have nothing right now that I would like to get rid of...I ahve ENOUGH!!! Great blog.