December1st With the new month and the season of Advent beginning, it is time to change focus. November was for giving thanks and I want to hang on to an attitude of gratitude and to the awareness of all the things for which I can be grateful. But the theme for December is generosity. I read a suggestion in the paper yesterday: a challenge. It sort of goes along with my theme for October, which was lightening the load, but has a slight a twist. The challenge is to get rid of things every day this month. Give, sell, donate or trash one thing on December first, two things on December 2nd, three on the 3rd and so on, until you get to thirty-one things on the 31st. I’m going to try. But I want it to be in the spirit of giving, rather than getting rid of. I’ll attempt to give things that are dear to me and I know the recipients would love to receive. I’ll let you know how it goes. Anyone care to join the challenge?


About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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4 Responses to

  1. Nancy says:

    I choose to get rid of 31 chocolate covered peanuts on the 31st. Just kidding. Nice thought.


  2. Judy Price says:

    You have an idea we can all accomplish. My twist is to fill the thrift shop box with something every day. Ongoing. Every time it is full, one more
    donation is achieved and I begin again.


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