The reason I am writing is to thank you for helping me let go of the beautiful clothes, shoes, furnishings, collection of cookbooks, etc, that I had to leave behind. There are times I "mourn" some specific items; momentos, collection of cookbooks from my travels, a sewing box I received at the age of 18 when I left home for Nursing School, my deceased Dad's wallet, etc. Having to start over again at the age of 59 and now at 64, life has become much simpler, and its okay! My gratitude to God is "off the charts"! He continues to heal me physically and has strengthened me emotionally and spiritually. I continue to pray for financial restoration. I am living paycheck to paycheck, something I haven't done in decades.
Thank you...and may God bless you for sharing your heart on giving yourself permission to really let "things" go, and sometime those "things" are a life that you left behind..
Thank you for reading my story.
I read with interest your Letter from the Editor in the March 2014 MORE.
In October I cleaned out my closet and sent 14 Glad Flex bags to Goodwill. One bag was shoes, one bag was coat hangers and the other 12 bags were clothes:
· I cannot get into
· I’ll never be that size again
· OMG what was I thinking!
· I must keep this because_____ gave it to me
· I must keep this because_____ I wore it to__________
A very liberating feeling and because at 66 I don’t want my children to have to make decisions someday.
Now for the cookbooks.
Getting rid of what doesn't MATTER! letter...
I don't know what middle age is anymore, think I have finally arrive on the other side of it, where ever that is... I just know what started out getting a little butt, then becoming a weighted shelf that some how made my thighs slap each other, only to have my tone stomach turn to jelly and laugh saying to the thighs and butt..." I got this"...