Not a post about exercise, but about excess.
In reply to Louise Michie who seems to think my statement on my culling post "do not keep anything you are not using" is ridiculous.
I considered not publishing her comments, after all, this is my blog and I can do what I want :)
But then I thought perhaps it might encourage some discussion. So here are my thoughts, and if you have any you would like to add, please do so, but be nice....
(Unfortunately I can't seem to copy and paste her comment to this post, so if you want to read it you will have to go HERE. )
So...to my thoughts....
I do not consider any statement that makes people think is 'ridiculous'. And this obvious has made Louise think. (We may not agree with each other, but I'm happy to agree to disagree.)
I think we need to use a bit of common sense here. I am not advocating getting rid of everything you are not using at this moment, but more the principle of 'using what you are keeping' and getting rid of excess.
In the past I have kept things ...just in case, which has created a lot of excess. 9 times out of 10, the 'just in case' never comes, and as I do most of my shopping at op shops/thrift stores, I can generally pick up the 1 time in 10 thing that I might eventually find I have need of.
I have winter and summer clothes (most op shop bargains), I pack the winter things away in summer and the summer things away in winter, because I know I am going to need them again. But I do go through each year and cull those things I have not worn in the previous season.
And do I really need all those sets of sheets... and towels... and books that I've read and know I won't want to read again... and coffee mugs?? I keep 'enough' and give the rest away.
And if you have family heirlooms (or family) I am not suggesting you give them away, but use them in your everyday life and remember those who gave them to you.
I have some lovely gifts that have been given to me. I enjoyed them and used them. But sometimes circumstances change and they are not able to be used anymore. Rather than pack them in a box, why not pass them on to someone else who can benefit from them and enjoy them. I first came across this principle in a book by Jose Hobday . I really admire her attitude to life and possessions.
Ok...enough from me. It's over to you. Any thoughts?