1. Jeff Walton
    September 5, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    Great post — thanks to Elizabeth for her thoughts.


  2. Jennie
    September 6, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    Great post that leaves me with a lot to think about. Thank you E, D and B!! On a somewhat similar note, maybe?, today I find myself intensely grateful for the county sanitation workers. This morning, sprinkled in between getting kids ready for the first day of school, I found myself thinking, “Oh please, I hope you have not come yet. I have one more thing,” as I ran out with yet another undesirable item for the overflowing trash and/or recycle bins. With an unusually huge pile of trash and recycling (sorry neighbors) this week and rain promising to come down in buckets, I am elated that soon the sanitation workers (without complaint, at least that I can hear) will come take all my junk away…forever. I never have to deal with that pile of stuff ever again, thank goodness! It doesn’t matter how much stuff I put out. It doesn’t matter how dirty, gross or stinky it is. It doesn’t matter if it is steaming hot, freezing cold or raining. All I have to do (well in addition to paying my taxes and my bill) is declare that I am done with said junk, put it on the curb, and it is soon gone for good. Thank you so much county workers for so dependably and permanently removing junk from my life every week. Having the trash/recycling gone gives me a sense of cleanliness, clarity and sort of starting over the week anew. It is refreshing. Now, if only I was only so disciplined about offering up all my non-physical trash, no matter how gross, and believing it was gone for good…wow…imagine the freedoms I would feel. Good to have things to think about and work towards as we sort of start anew with the 2011-2012 school year.


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