I've been thinking a lot about stuff lately. I'm in a purging mood. One of the things I've noticed about myself is that I tend to save things to use on special occasions...like the "good" towels that we received as a wedding gift that sat in the cupboard and eventually were given away because I never used them, or the pretty yellow candle, or the little bit of china we got as wedding gifts. In the end I find I never get to using these special items because the time is never "special" enough. The other day I saw the pretty yellow candle sitting on my dresser and thought...dang that has got to be 4 years old and it is still in it's plastic wrap. What am I thinking!?! What good is this candle if I never light it?!? So I took it out and used it. Lighting that candle on my dresser has brought me many smiles...something about seeing that flame flashing back and forth makes me happy. From now on I am going to use my stuff now rather than saving things for that ethereal special moment. Stuff is meant to be used. I'm special enough to use the good towels, our wedding china, the pretty yellow candle and everything else that I have. If not...then I shouldn't have it. J.