The other day I was standing on a chair in front of my very full cupboards, trying to find room to stash some of the gifts I'd received over the holidays. Naturally, I got to thinking about stuff, about all the endless piles of stuff, all the many, many things, in my life. Now, I know there's a high value placed on being clutter-free and minimal these days. I know you're expecting me to launch into an anti-materialism, it's-all-just-landfill-waiting-to-happen rant right now but actually, the opposite feelings came over me.
I looked from my little pile of kitchen gifts and into my already full cupboards and felt a wave of pleasure and appreciation. Wow, I thought. Look at all this amazing stuff! How lucky I am, how fortunate, to have all these delicious, helpful, thoughtful, interesting, beautiful things in my life!