I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!
I’ll keep this a short read so that you can go back to finishing your eggnog and candy canes.
Recently, I was at work when a friend started up a text message conversation about how he felt like he needed to purge some of the extra stuff in his house again. This friend is my hero when it comes to getting rid of things. I’ve seen him give away and throw away things that you wouldn’t believe. I’m always impressed when I go to their house and their huge kitchen counter is empty, while mine always seems to be covered with things the kids bring home from school and the last couple days worth of mail. I encouraged him and agreed that I need to do the same thing.
When I got home from work that day, I went on Facebook for a few minutes and saw his post. He had pictures of two electric guitars and said he didn’t need to own four. He was giving these two away to the first two people who said they wanted them. Needless to say, they went quickly to new homes.
I talked to him later about it and he told me how it felt great to give them away rather than sell them. He made a couple of people very happy and that always feels good. In this case, he helped spread his love of music at the same time making it even better.
I tell this story to remind us all that Christmas time is about giving but we should try to do that all the time. When you want to get rid of things, it’s often better to just donate them or give them to someone rather than to try making some money. You may just find that the act of giving will bring far more satisfaction than a few extra dollars in your pocket. Not to mention the time and hassle you’ll save yourself.
Thanks for reading and I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I wish you all a Happy New Year.
Copyright Dave Lubke and www.davelubke.com, 2017