Five Minute Friday: Keep


I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve sat on the floor of my room with several piles around me wondering, what do I keep? There are times when I’m not quite sure what to keep or give away. And there are plenty of times when I know I need to give things away and I don’t. I hold onto them for just a while longer and then down the road I give it away.

There was a day last week when I knew exactly what I needed to do and I went through with my plan. After praying with my friend over the phone I used the decorated shoe box I made and put that book I knew I needed to give away to her. I added a few other little gifts, wrote her a letter that said,” …because I love you,” and dropped it off at her apartment.

It was wonderful to give away what I knew I wasn’t called to keep.

She and I were both blessed and healed through those moments.

I’m thankful I didn’t keep that book.