December 25, 2010 – For the Christmas haul.

Many miles, many miles.

I’ve been thinking lately about the older I get, and the older my daughter gets…the less I need an extra suitcase to pack for Christmas. (It would typically be used to pack the new gifts in – I’d bring it home for the holidays empty, it’d return full.)

The RID project (now almost 5 years old) has made me treasure the lack of conspicuous consumption in my life now. It has reoriented me towards possessions in a way that not only makes me value the items I RID myself of less, but when I acquire new items – I evaluate their value in a way I never had before.

As we celebrate this season, I’d highly recommend a RID project to anyone who’s interested. It’s one of the healthiest things I’ve done for myself in 2010.

And it’s got me looking very forward to 2011.

Merry Xmas, one and all.

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