One of the things that makes me feel better when I’m down or “Eeyoreish” is clearing space and getting rid of stuff.
I was feeling that way the other day so I decided to take some old files to be shredded. I also made a stop at the Edward McKay used book store with a load of books to recycle, get store credit or cold hard cash. This my first time so I had no idea how it worked.
I hauled my 2 trash bags full of books into Edward McKay, went through a bunch of silly steps and rigamarole that I’m sure make sense to someone.
At the end of the process, they pronounced all my books unacceptable for store credit OR cash. I couldn’t even donate them!
They said they were too old!!
Now that’s hilarious because that’s exactly what I was feeling Eeyoreish about–being too old!! Luckily I had planned a pedicure as my next stop . . . to mitigate the Eeyore feeling.
Seth Godin has written the perfect little book–V is for Vulnerable– to encourage me when I am feeling Eeyoreish. Today, I am grateful for his Y entry:
“Y is for youth: ‘Youth isn’t a number, it’s an attitude. so many disruptive artists have been youngsters, even the old ones. Art isn’t a genetic or chronological destiny, it’s a choice, open to anyone willing to trade pain in exchange for magic.'”
I like to think that Seth Godin’s page was written for me because I love the magic so much!! And if you believe, like I do, that your soul/spirit lives forever after this life, I’m actually very young. So there Edward McKay!