Okay, after packing up most of the "little things" in our house, I have concluded we have too much stuff. I am a kitchen gadget junkie. We packed quite a bit of it in the initial packing stage, and I pulled the rest of it out today so I could wipe down the cabinets and drawers. And, I really can't believe how much stuff I have.
I have an apple peeler/corer/ slicer. I also have an apple/corer/slicer that is smaller for single apple jobs. I have about 30 pampered chef stones. I use about 3 all the time; 7 others once or twice a month and the others hardly ever. What else--2 pizza cutters, several ice cream dippers, several sets of knives, and a bazillion other little things. (Love the word bazillion, don't ya?!) I haven't even mentioned the amount I have already given away or thrown away. A set of dishes, glasses, wok, bread machine, 2 mixers, another set of knives....etc.
I know I am blessed. A blessed pack rat at that. I keep thinking about all fo the people who have nothing. I want to take Reia and show her how little they have and how we should be on our knees in gratitude every day for all that God allows us to have. We can do with so much less, and aren't made to.
So there you have it. My observation for the day. Packing is a totaly pain in the rump. Kinda wish I had less stuff; but because of God's generosity on our family and that I rarely throw anything away, that may never happen.
P.S. I'm not asking for God to take away all of my worldly possessions, by the way.