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A Miss is worth 10 Miles!

A Miss is worth 10 Miles!



Today we disposed of a casual chair, one which was re-upholstered about ten years ago in the most beautiful cream fabric.  I like to keep my possessions in immaculate condition so for ten years I have been yelling at my kids to keep their feet off of it.  Ten years!  Anyway, so today it has found a new home, and I have proudly handed it over in impeccable condition.  That beautiful chair has caused innumerable arguments in my home – a seemingly benign and innocent piece of furniture in my family lounge.  And I still felt sad to get rid of it.


A few months ago, I was relieved of my Fortuner.  I have never considered myself to be a control-freak but geez was I angry that some dude decided to relieve me of it before I had decided to minimalise it myself.  Turns out we can function perfectly well with one vehicle – hmmm, I would never have thought it possible.  And come the middle of the month when the repayment was to come off, I was suddenly elated.  Bipolar much? ……




I have always maintained that avoidance is bigger than inclusion.


  • If you do not have the damn stuff in the first place, then you will not feel obligated to stay home and use it
  • If you avoid murdering people, swearing at people and coveting other people’s things, you default to being quite a nice person; you do not really have to sweat over the need to do good things
  • If you avoid eating crap, you default to being quite a healthy person; you do not really need to focus on incorporating vitamins E, C, A, K, iron, magnesium, ……..


No thank you, not for me!