The next morning however, I walked into the living room and thought, " Oh my gosh! I am 55 and I do not own a house , now I do not even own a sofa!" and then I thought, "Seriously! It Is time to let go, it is just stuff and besides, you chose this change."
My thoughts quickly turned to gratitude as I checked my computer for the latest news on Hurricane Sandy. The Monster Storm that has devastated the North East Coast of the USA. While, the Changes in my life have been largely, by my own choice. The people along the Atlantic shore did not have a choice in the changes that came in waves of sea water pushed into their homes by 100 mile an hour winds. Their homes filled with floodwaters, do you think they were concerned about a sofa?
As I see all of this damage, I am amazed and cannot imagine how the people affected must feel. Overwhelmed, seems like a huge understatement.
Even with the damage and heartbreak, we see report after report of people just happy to be alive. It will take a while, but Americans are resilient, and will work through this tragic change.
I will send my love and prayers to the victims of this storm, and use some of the money from the sale of my furniture to write a check to the American Red Cross.
It seems like so small a gesture, but if we all do what ever we can, it could help to make a positive Change for the families affected by this historic storm. Click here if you are able to donate to the Red Cross.
Today I will practice gratitude for all Changes, small and large, coming my way. There is a lesson in every Change.
Who knew that selling a sofa could teach gratitude?