The Call

In the words of Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Living Estate Sale

Getting ready for our "living estate sale". Most of the furniture has already left. Bed is leaving this weekend so we will be sleeping in the trailer without the slide since it won't go out. What a huge job this has been. Glad that we started selling "stuff" at the beginning of last year. A person does not realize how much stuff there is in cupboards and closets. Trying to take it all out and arrange it has been a challenge. Thankfully we were able to borrow tables. 

Have been thinking about this word a lot.  

SUPERFLOUS - 1. Exceeding what is sufficient or necessary: EXTRA  2. Not needed: UNNECESSARY  3. Obsolete: Marked by wastefulness: EXTRAVAGANT

This has been an emotional process since we are letting go of quite a few keepsakes. It is bittersweet. This little farmhouse has been a wonderful home but it is time to move on to the next adventure. We are excited about the prospects.