I like to read all kinds of books, spiritual books and novels. The index I choose from goes from A to Z. I am currently going through all the old books in the school and my home. We have finally got a new order to our library that has been given a new face. There are so many of these books that we have been going through, we still find ourselves with boxes and bags of books. I thought: What should I do with these? One comment I got was: “Nobody will be interested in them, so just throw them away.” It occurred to me that the people who wrote these books had put something of themselves in them, something they believe in. I did not feel it was right to throw away what they had to offer.
So all the books were brought to the school. I decided to offer them to anybody that came to the school, to take some of them home. A process started, my personnel took some books and some of the people visiting the school took some. It was interesting to see their reactions: Oh, is it really for free!? I have not seen that book in a long time! It has gone out of print etc.
This is just like life, we discard so much that we feel is no longer needed, because we feel we have already experienced it. Those books have found a new home, giving the writer an opportunity to find a new audience. I want to thank all of those that have written books and offered us so much. That cannot be discarded.
Even if you think that something is no longer of any use because it is no longer of any interest for you, it might be of use for someone else.
We have decided to leave the books in the hallway and whoever wishes to take a book home they are welcome to.
Have a nice weekend!