When people are cleaning out their stuff….and they come across toys and such that little boys would like….who do you think they often think of to give it to?
Yep…our family is often the first to come to mind when folks think of little boys.
We have been the blessed recipients of many wonderful toys…and even more wonderful clothes! It’s always fun to be handed a box or a bag to go through.
Recently however…I feel like I have stuff coming out of the woodwork…bulging out of the cabinets….overflowing the drawers…rising like bread dough out of the toybox(es).
And the overflow has made it’s way onto my kitchen floor for me to trip over and kick when I’m trying to cook…and onto the living room furniture when I’m trying to read Geography to the boys….and onto my computer desk when I’m trying to blog!! Now that’s where I have to draw the line!
So last weekend we started to clean out stuff…keeping only the toys and books that we truly love and play with often. (And by “we” I’m talking about the “we” who play with light sabers and legos and action figures and balls every single moment that is available.)
Thankfully, the boys kind of got excited about this project and got into “clean out mode” like Mama was!
And clean out we did! I carted box after box to our basement for our next yard sale.
After box…after box…
Shew! It felt so good!
So this Gratituesday….
I’m very thankful to have more stuff cleared out of our lives so that we can more easily keep our house clean.
I’m thankful to be so blessed that we rarely have to buy a toy or piece of clothing because others are generous enough to share with us.
And I’m very thankful to be so blessed that I actually have to teach my boys to “pick and choose” their favorite toys to keep.
We truly live a life of abundance.
What are you grateful for this Gratituesday?