I like getting rid of things. I am not quite a “depositing” person. We all have things in our places that we haven’t been using for a while and are keeping them for “just in case” situations. So do I.
Once I started going thru my cosmetics. I have discovered a pinky eyeshadow. Brand-new, never used. It has been moving from one drawer to another during several months. I took it to the office and asked my girl peers: who wants a pink eyeshadow? I want, said Olya. Next day I see her wearing on the new eyeshadow. It’s been more then half a year since then,I still see her using it. Isn’t it cool? This is such a win-win situation that you could not even think of better. She’s got a thing she needed. I am glad to see it in use. Eventhough evidently it was not a smart shopping decision, and one might say a waste of money ultimately, it gave me such a cool feeling of satisfaction and something much more…
I cannot say it was a life-changing experience, but it did change me from within in a certain manner. I have re-thought the material value of things and the feeling of separation from them is rather a pleasure than a feeling of loss. I’ve been practicing this give away thing for a while, and it is quite awesome. Stuff needs to travel around, stuff like books, clothes, furniture. Why buy a stroller for the coming baby while your friend has got one in a perfect condition in the garage?!
I haven’t yet formulated it, but I am sure there is a big economic thingy behind it! What do you think?
Also wanted to share a quite impressive TED speech about how we can buy happiness…follow the attached link!