I spent the day in the basement pulling out plastic tubs, unwrapping a bunch of Christmas dishes and other holiday stuff and repacking them to send on to my niece, the one who is genuinely excited about adding my things to her holiday stash.
I had not unpacked the tubs for several years and felt a little melancholy as I looked at the things that I once looked forward to hauling out every year from the basement. At the very same time, I was relieved that the things I treasured had a chance at another run.
I filled five tubs to give away.
Then I had a ham salad sandwich on some really good whole grain wheat bread. And decided that it was a very good way to spend the day.