Simple Math

“To attain knowledge, add things every day;

To attain wisdom, subtract things every day.”

Lao Tzu



Worry is insidious.

Do not let worry rob your joy.

Just for today DO NOT WORRY.

Jakikiri Joka Ho

As Promised


As promised, today I went back to the Family Thrift Shoppe with the Nordic Track, linens, housewares, TVs, a couple bags of clothing, a rug and a framed print. The man at the dock happily accepted my offering. Which is important to me because I don’t want to dump on someone else!

There were NO parking places at the thrift shoppe. I was taken aback by how many people were coming and going happily toting their purchases. There is a NEED out there.

It makes me feel good knowing that my stuff is in a better place. That puts me in a better place too!

Jakikiri Joka Ho


Choices, choices, choices!…..eBay, Craig’s List, Donation Dumpsters, Purple Heart, Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Vets, Good Will….The options to unload are bountiful. I researched on the internet who took what, when and where. It is overwhelming!  The truth is it doesn’t matter to who or where the stuff ends up.  It just has to GO without expectation or attachment, and the sooner it departs the better.

So today I called the closest place to my home, Family Thrift Shoppes. I talked to the sweetest woman with sore old feet just like me.  She too has stuff that she just doesn’t use anymore.  She too wonders why the heck she ever bought stuff in the first place.  She too had out lived her exercise equipment.  She made me feel good about letting go of my stuff.  She said they sell stuff so cheap that someone would buy it. She said they take everything but large appliances and ratty upholstered furniture! So I packed up the Yukon and dropped my first load off.  Easy!

Next trip….the Nordic Track Skier.