While I am doing this MINIMALISM challenge this month, seeking out what I could get rid of, one day a dear friend of mine left me a gift by my front door.
I opened it, and it was these cute chopstick resets (that I’m using to put my jewelry on).
The day she left this gift for me just happened to be a day I was feeling sad about something and her gift made me so happy because I felt her ❤︎
This made me notice… yes, we don’t need a lot of THINGS but it is the INTENTION behind it that is important. No, I didn’t NEED these cute little chopstick resets but the fact that my dear friend thought of me when she saw these cute pups (because I’m a dog sitter), made me cry not from sadness (which I was before she gave me the gift), but cry because I was so touched by her thoughtfulness.
So, even as I go through this month sorting out my stuff and deciding to get rid of many things that were given to me as a gift, in stead of feeling guilty that I am letting them go, I am allowing myself to relive the warmth and gratitude that I felt when I received these gifts…
got rid of 378 things so far this month