Day 18: The Box

Via Marylee Fairbanks
on Oct 17, 2011
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There is a box in my basement called the “If they come over box”.

In it, I keep things that people have given us, over the years, that we don’t really work in our house. When the “giver” comes over, I go to my box, retrieve the thing that doesn’t quite work and put it out.

There, I said it. I am a horrible person. I just donated that box.

A study conducted by and Chadwick Martin Bailey in October last year discovered that 59% of people still had unwanted gifts from the previous Christmas. The questionnaire, completed by 1,554 Americans aged 18 or over, revealed that 51% of them had kept the gifts in the misguided hope they would find a use for it one day.~ Karen Kingston blog 12/2010

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Other pieces by Marylee:   American MomThe Princess Of Garbage DaySing Out, Clara, and Letter From A Bully.






About Marylee Fairbanks

Marylee Fairbanks is a columnist for Gaiam, elephant journal, My Life Yoga, and, Her essays explore Motherhood and yoga, but mainly focus on her experiences with her young son and the many ways he helps her grow. She is a registered yoga teacher and founder of Chakras Yoga and The 24 Things. She teaches Chakras Balancing workshops and yoga classes. Prior to having her son, she performed in Broadway musicals across the country. Marylee lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and dogs. Find her on her website and follow her on twitter.


2 Responses to “Day 18: The Box”

  1. soybean5 says:


  2. marylee says:

    naturally, I love everything you ever gave me