All aspects of the purchase went smoothly, the sale price brought me immediate joy and the anticipatory wait for the product was exciting. Upon receipt of the computer, my thrill diminished a little: the laptop was a bit larger and heavier than I had hoped. I almost decided to buy a different computer when common sense prevailed. I kept the laptop and chose to live with any perceived limitations. The eudemonic activity that I engaged in was giving all of my household furniture to a charity that helps refugee families new to our country. (Im planning a move to another city, so its not quite as crazy as it sounds).
I phoned the charity and arranged pick up of my leather living-room suite, solid wood dining room set and heirloom bedroom furniture plus other miscellaneous items. I also had to get a friend to be there when they arrived because I had to work. I was nervous about the prospect of giving away my cherished things and was unsure of whether I was making a mistake. However, afterward I received a thank you letter from one of the volunteers that made it all worthwhile. I can reread it anytime I want and it is worth far more than any amount of material goods.