I'm doing a bit of spring cleaning.
I'm hosting a baby shower this weekend, so that's my push to get started.
One thing I try to do every year is purge my bookshelves of books I'll never read again and magazines I've amassed over the past year.
However, there is one magazine that I cannot even donate.
One magazine that I cannot part with, even if I never read it again.
Why can't I let loose of them?
Goodness knows there are plenty of doctors and dentists offices that are in need of some quality reading material.
The nursing home here in town would probably like them.
So would my local library.
I just can't.
They are so perfectly done.
I learn so many new things with every single issue.
Sometimes I learn things I didn't want to know about.
Some things make my skin crawl and my heart ache.
Some things make me angry.
Some things make me smile for hours.
Overall, it makes me realize the world is bigger and the issues are bigger than little Dripping Springs, Texas.
I could save myself some shelf space and order their new CD set of 112 years of the magazine.
If I did, I'd never leave my office chair for sitting and reading.
Plus, I'm one of those weirdos that wants to hold my reading material.
I don't have a Kindle for that very reason.
I love books.
I love National Geographic magazine, too.
So, this morning, a years worth of Good Housekeeping, Time, Fortune, Inc., Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, and a few others, went to recycling.
Are there magazines that you just can't part with?
More to the point, do you know why?