Abundance: Day 31 by Jeff Tacklind

There is a brand of ink for fountain pens called Noodler’s Ink that is my very favorite.  It writes so smooth and dries quickly.  It comes in every color you can imagine, but I always just choose black.  And one of my favorite things about this company isn’t just the ink quality, but the fact that the bottle is filled all the way to the very top.  Which might not seem like a big deal, but it is striking to me every time I open a new bottle.  All the way to the brim!  Who does that?

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Confession: Day 21 by Jeff Tacklind

This week we used one of our big trash pickups.  We only get a couple of these per year, so it is always wise to make the most of them.  We got rid of a couple old pieces of furniture, our worn-out mattress (Thanks Randy Lake for the new one!), and all those various odds and ends that just sort of collect over time.  They pile up on the side of our house in all of out of sight corners.  Things that we hold on to because we might, one day, need them.  And in the meantime, they deteriorate rapidly.  They rust and collect spiders.  They get covered with a film of dust and disuse.  And the clutter does more than just take up useful space.  It becomes an eyesore.

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