Everyone should have lots and lots and lots of…

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Welcome to our daily challenge! Wait! Don’t go away!! Read here to get caught up on what’s going on. (And coming in in the middle is totally cool.)

Day: 26

Objective: Give/sell/donate/trash twenty-six objects

Definition of “Perception”:  The way you view things. Example: There are children in Boston who find themselves blessed with a new car when they turn 16, but they may perceive it as normal. There are children in Haiti who perceive one good meal to an amazing blessing.

Reason: It’s much harder to lose your car keys when you don’t have a lot of other stuff around.

Suggestion: I know we’re gettin’ up there for the daily item count. It’s good thing I’ve saved the big number areas for last!

I know we’ve been talking about paring down and having less but one thing that I believe that everyone should have lots and lots and lots of is books—kept at the library. The library is a wonderful, amazing invention. It is a huge building—a collection of so very many huge buildings—that hold so very many words to help us learn and find adventure and expand our world. And on top of the huge amount of value it supplies, it keeps them organized (SO excellently organized) and clean and updated and they do it all for free!

So why would you ever try to stock your own home to keep up with such a wonderful resource? I understand there are some books that are good to have around. Some reference books, books that you learn so much from that you need to mark it up, autographed copies, etc. But I am willing to bet that you can find 26 books that don’t fall into any of those categories. Donate them or sell them and then save your money and quit buying more, okay?

An added benefit of letting your library be your book collection is that every time you get a book from ‘your’ collection the library can track it and then use that information to prove that they are working for you and then have more funding to better stock ‘your’ collection. It’s great. Thank you libraries!

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6 thoughts on “Everyone should have lots and lots and lots of…

  1. oops . . .This is going to be a tough one for me. I figured there would be something come up. I love my books — and they do take a LOT of space in my house. Many are reasonable for me in my profession, of course . . . but . . . I’m going to have to take you up on this, I know . . . It will likely take me to the weekend, so I don’t think I’ll make it on the right day.

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  2. Hahahah—“kept at the library”! That cracked me up :). I do love the library, but we also love our many, many books that we own. I know we should get rid of some, but I don’t think I can bear to. At least we haven’t bought any new books in the last few years!

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