Right place, right time …

This weekend I spent some more time clearing out stuff I’ve accumulated over the years. I’ve been selling some of it, donating much of it, and handing some other things over to my brother. I look back fondly on a lot of it, because at the time it’s what I related to, but there were other things I shook my head at asking, why do I still own this. Amongst the non junk pile was this newspaper dated May 8, 1945. The New York Daily News front page announcing the end of World War 2. When my fathers uncle passed away, I remember sifting through a pile of newspapers, and this just happened to be one of the ones I grabbed. All these years later while rummaging through containers, it re-appeared. On Sunday as I donated some goods at the local shelter, a young man was there going through some of the items. It was just me and him. He was ecstatic to see what I was dropping off. Right place, right time, or had the universe brought us together so this man could receive gifts that would ultimately shine a light on his day.

I share this, because I ask you to take a look at the things that you may not need anymore. What’s sitting around that could ultimately be of use to someone else, but no longer serves a purpose to you. We spend our lives accumulating things, that at the end of the day, really don’t mean a thing. It’s hard letting go, especially to the things we feel attached to, but the only way to begin moving forward, is by releasing everything that is consistently tieing us to our past …

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