I started out with gathering a pile of stuff and making the decision of what was no longer needed or wanted, and then a bit deeper with wondering if I can actually part with something. It wasn't too hard putting something in the pile, but then I had to price it. I had to assess a value and then lower it so someone else would buy it. During the yard sale I had to lower many prices even more in order to move the stuff. As the morning wore on, the stuff got less and less valuable. More things were discounted and put in the "FREE" pile. And finally, at the the end of the day, I determined that none of it had any value and the left overs would go to charity.
So this morning as I further pontificated my stuff (or ex-stuff), I made the decision to get rid of 1 thing each day. Whether it be to the trash, donation, or gifting, I am committing to decreasing my stuff by 1 item each day (large or small). My biggest worry is to actually remember to do it but I am making the initial goal of doing it through the end of the year. So here is Day 1:
I'm taking these little stone critters to church with me to give away. I like turtles because they remind me of how important "slow and steady" actually is to attaining a goal. I thought it was fitting for a start.