Design meets philanthropy: creating the space to give more

In another crossover moment between design and philanthropy philosophies, practicing simplicity to maximize joy, I bring you a great article on What to Let Go and What to Keep, from Houzz (my favorite way to waste time online).
“Remember, the fewer things you keep, the more special they will become to you — and to those you love. Begin to think of yourself as the editor of your life story. When someone peeks into your boxes of treasures, what story will the photos, papers and objects tell? It is up to you to define the arc of your life’s tale. To highlight the best times, the things that have been most meaningful to you, and to let the less important details fall out of focus.”
I would also add that the fewer things you keep, the more space you leave open for new opportunity and insight; and with more space comes the lightness that precedes the desire for greater giving.
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2 Replies to “Design meets philanthropy: creating the space to give more”

  1. I’ve lived with no more than what I can fit into my backpack since 2010. Now, I cannot foresee living with more than that and feel that when people offer me things I cannot travel with to be weighed down.

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