Materialistic? Who? Me?

materialism

I tell myself I’m not materialistic. I do not subscribe to the philosophy that worldly possessions constitute the highest value in life. Not at all. It is people that matter – not things.

Yet, I look at my extensive collection of books, my shelves of sewing fabric, my closet full of clothes, and I must admit to my failings. How does that happen? Why do we think we need so much? Why do we allow the clutter of too much stuff to weigh us down?

I don’t have the answer to that. Do you?

Recently I ordered a recommended book, “Emotion Thesaurus.” When it arrived I realized that I already have that book. It’s a wonderful, valuable book for an author. But there it sat on my office shelves so filled with writing and reference books that I had forgotten that I had it.

I intend to change my ways.

In the spirit of Hebrews 13:16, “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices, God is pleased” I will send my new “Emotion Thesaurus,” with my blessings, to one of you who responds to this blog and tells me why they want it.

What else should I give away? Is there a particular writing book you’re looking for? I probably have it.

Let me know.

Blessings for a simpler life,
Connie Lounsbury

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