I could not give up walking in cities, reading, traveling or eating chocolate. I enjoy but could give up (if it would solve global warming, for example) restaurants, new clothes, book clubs. One year, my youngest granddaughter, who's crazy about broccoli, gave it up for Lent. Her younger brothers, who hate the stuff, tried to give it up for Lent also. But their mother saw through that!
Happy spring. Adele G.
I've had to give up driving for too long and that has been hard. I thank my friends and Jay for their patience. Giving up types of food, especially sweets has been hard but when I think how lucky I am to have so much food available, I can't complain. Not seeing my kids more often is hard. If I had to give up, paper that would be hard, though I have drawn on sidewalks and used coffee, hot chocolate and make-up when color wasn't available. I always thought I could invent something to make a mark with. I've used different colored sand and stones at the beach to make art. There is always something.
Not being able to see or use my hands would be the biggest loss of all if all else was stable, like family's health. With all this, I think it would be hard to lose my e-mail!
I am constantly grateful for everything I have. By the way, it would be hard to give up a stove and washing machine, too!
Your blogs are a delight! I'll think about things I'd give up (like you, mainly "stuff") -- and what I must have for my emotional space. Anne H.