A perfectly working Toshiba at that, one that is FAR better than this "new" laptop I've been using for less than a fraction of the time (although to be honest, WInblows has a lot to do with it crashing etc).
But anyway, let me back up.
You on this list know the sigh of relief - and the SHEER JOY AND HAPPINESS that washed over me towards the end of Feb, when I gave away two items.
An old camorder.
A perfectly functional laptop.
To a CHARITY no less.
They plan on using it in schools etc. I dont know, but I knOW for a fact they'll do something good with it.
For a long time, I hung on to to both for sentimental value.
One, I bought when I had my FIRST JOB.
Well, that laptop was where many of my products were created, released and sold!
For a long time I held on to them.
This year, I released them - because it was TIME to, for various reasons.
Like I said, the sense of happiness I felt at giving it away was beyond none.
Now, these guys didnt take clothes etc.
And today, as I gave a CRAPLOAD of perfectly GOOD clothes away (which I no longer wear due to some odd reason) - I felt much the same - 9 out of 10 (but a lot of that 9 is because I'm exhausted from a tough workout and the guy interrupted me during writing, heh - or it would be 10).
Nothing if not canny is the dude, an he repeatedly asked me if I had an old laptop lying around.
IT was like he was reading my mind.
But either way, I laughed at him twice.
First, for the old shoes part.
"Dude, why would I keep those? If I dont wear, if they ain't useful to anyone, I'd TOSS 'em", I told him.
"But you can get something for them", he went on.
"I dont want it".
I handed him a crapload of old DVD's and my old DVD player.
Here, take it, I said.
HE goggled, and took it, scarcely able to believe his luck.
"I dont give anything that anyone else cannot use", I said.
He didnt believe me, and then asked about the laptop - again.
"I've already given it away", I said.
I then explained the how's of how I did it.
"For how much", he asked, as if it was the most routine thing to ask.
Nothing, I replied.
He asked again.
"For freeeeee??": he goggled.
Then he badgered me for phones, and I said I ain't got any old one lying around to give.
Actually, I do.
One of them. Which I don't and will never use, but which I have other plans for.
Finally as he went, I'm writing this to you, and why ?
One, this is nothing against those that prefer to hold garage sales rather than "give".
Or, sell on She-bay or what not.
I'd rather just give though for the most part, and there is a damn good reason behind this. One sentiment, and one decidely NOT SO.
Fitness wise, do you understand NOW why I give you SO much - and yet ask so little in return?
You on this list are literally getting value beyond compare, my friend.
And the reason I do it - is well, what I've mentioned above, and even the FREE stuff you get from me, my friend will propel you along the path to greatness - if you LET IT.
And part of "letting go" is letting go of what you have in your wallet to get something GOOD for it - something of VALUE.
Way too FEW people are willing to do that, especially these days, when panic runs rampant.
And as I told this dude I never wear a mask (he did) - he goggled again.
Sage, those looks!
But anyway, if you're one of the select few that doesn't constantly see money flying OUT (and whines about how "my money just keeps disappearing") - rather, the opposite - and KNOWS when there is VALUE For the taking at a "cost that is WAY too LESS", then start by investing the Rolls Royce of Fitness right here, bro.
And write back - and tell me how you do!
PS - PIck up another product or two while you're at it. Remember, there's a discount A AWAITING!
(and remember, I'm going to pull the discount by next week, probably Monday MORNING bright and early - therefore, do what the smarties are DOING, and get your thang on NOW.).