Our plan when we move is to take all of our things with us in and on top of our Honda CRV. The other night we pulled out our tubs to see how many we could fit in the car, and we were trying to figure out the best way to pack. Sitting in our car looking at the small amount of space I have to carry our possessions to Missouri, I was a pretty overwhelmed. I felt like I had already gotten rid of so much between the 2 garage sales plus multiple runs to Goodwill.
Then later that night as I was laying in bed thinking about it, I realized what a first world problem this was. Fretting over if I can carry all of my precious junk with me. Having so much stuff, shows that we’ve always had enough money to buy the things we need and even things we want. It’s so easy to forget that for many people in the world, they don’t have enough to fill a car up, if they tried. Yet here I am lamenting over the fact that I have too much stuff.
I want to make an effort to be thankful for all the things I own and for the circumstances that are forcing me to take a closer look at what things I actually use and what I don’t. Maybe some of the things I get rid of can better be used by someone else.