What If We Could Just Give It All Away?
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When Kathy and I decided to leave Oregon and move 1k miles to Montana, we had to lighten our load.
For years KEZI had paid tens of thousands of dollars for my suits.
I had some really nice suits.
I saved them, for what I don’t know, but thought I might one day wear them again.
One day I put a notice on social media that I would be giving away my suits on a first come first serve basis.
I sat up in the back of my truck outside the 5th Street Market in Eugene, Oregon and people started showing up.
I don’t know how many suits I gave away that day but it felt good easing my load, lightening my burden and giving folks who probably never had a suit that nice, something special to wear.
Now Kathy and I are at a point we want to lighten our load even more. The “Stuff” I once thought so necessary to be happy is just stuff.
We have some friends staying with us in their RV parked outside our house. We had dinner with Scott and Stacey Randall last night. They are on a two month journey across the United States.
They sold their huge home, moved into something more affordable and are now living life to the fullest.
Stacey “HAD” a rare form of cancer and wasn’t supposed to live a year…she beat that and the cancer is gone. They are free….truly free.
Their story inspires us to rethink our plan. It is so easy to get locked into something less than living by stuff and expectations. What if we had neither and rolled with the flow of life rather than try to put our oars in the water and paddle for dear life in a direction that is not really us?
I feel like this Fall is a pruning time for both of us. Winter will be a season for things to die so that beautiful things can be born inside us. When Spring rolls around who knows where the float may take us.
I’m becoming a huge fan of the singer “Jelly Roll.” His songs are so authentic and raw. “Somebody Save Me”. The song goes “Somebody save me from myself…” I get it…No one is trapping me….but me.
But no one can save me but my maker. My prayer is that he continue to open my eyes to the drudgery of life and in that revelation we find a path to our unknown….and I pray the same for you.