We’re moving a month from today.
If you know my wife, you know this means our lives are already fairly well boxed up, sorted, labeled and color coded.
It also means we’ve been living with less and less these past few weeks.
I’ve boxed all my clothes but a select few items. Most of my precious gear is already boxed and ready for the move. Same with my neckties.
You know – those neckties I don’t wear but keep.
Here’s the thing: I don’t miss any of it. I’m actually happier with less.
Because I’m learning it’s helping me to focus on what matters more.
Like my son flat-out killing it at his new school.
Like my daughter, for better and worse, becoming a mirror image of her daddy.
Like my wife working her fingers to the bone boxing and sorting and labeling and color coding so we are proactive and prepared.
It’s just stuff.
That’s what the guy from Pawn Stars said one night about three weeks ago when I broke my hotel room promise of not watching stuff like Pawn Stars.
But he said it on that Piers guy’s show on CNN.
“Does it break your heart sometimes to see people part with their prized possessions?” asked that Piers guy.
“It’s just stuff.” answered that guy from Pawn stars one night.
New iPads? Clothes? Cars? Toys? Heck, even business deals.
Without the stuff, are you still a good person?
Without the stuff, are you a person of integrity?
Without the stuff, are you a person your friends can count on and your kids can be proud of?
Maybe today’s a good day for you to do some boxing up, too.
Maybe today’s a good day to move on.