Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish to share?

As you can see from my storage room, I have a LOT that fits into Jamie Ridler's Wishcasting Wednesday question of the week: What do you have to share? 

Well, I'm sharing a lot... with the people of Goodwill.  :)  Good things, happy things... things. Things. THINGS.There are things that I don't need anymore, things out of style, things I didn't enjoy doing, things someone else will love. 

We haven't had a Goodwill store for very long.  Just a couple of years.  But I have done several cullings of my things... things that I have gradually released after our move eight years ago from our home of twenty-one years.  It was a traumatic move... one none of us wanted to make, but had to nonetheless.  A sad leaving for sad reasons.  But in the end, a freeing one, a better one that just took time and distance to see. 

Getting rid of all the THINGS was another story.  I held on to way too much and way too many things just to keep a connection no longer helpful.  Emotions that weren't healthy.  I wasn't a horder. Yes, I know that picture looks like I am, but moving from a 13 room house to a two bedroom apartment took some finesse, believe me.    

This is the last major sharing... well-timed with Jamie's question. The Goodwill trips are all about the odds and ends, the books and craft supplies someone else will love, clothes and the like. What am I sharing?  Supplies, fun, the joy that these items brought me when I got them, and love - of craft, of creating and of home.  :)


  1. Thanks for all the lovely things you said about me in my comments section! *love* *blush* And thanks for bookmarking me, it´s another way of sharing. :)
    I´ve been running a series this month that I´ve been calling decluttering for lack of a better word. Now I see your perspective of the joy someone else gets out of what we let go and it adds a new dimension. The one of shared joy. Thanks fvor the insight.
    As Diana wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  2. Yes to getting rid of the stuff you no longer need and making space for the things that bring you joy!
    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well!

  3. That's a wonderful thing! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you, too!

  4. What is the saying....? One man's trash is another man's treasure.... while these things aren't necessarily 'trash' to you, they are definitely ready to move on to new homes. And I'm sure everyone that discovers a treasure (as I love doing!) in your Goodwill store will have YOU to thank, for sharing the bits of your life that you no longer need to hold on to.

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

  5. De-cluttering can be so cathartic! And you will be blessing so many people with your lovely things. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

  6. Love this wish. We all need to share this way. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

  7. Fabulous! We did a lot of sharing like that here too... As you wish for yourself, so too do I wish for you.

  8. I love this wish - as much as I love Goodwill! :) As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also!

  9. What fun.Thank you Love and hugs Tanya