I had no idea that throwing away worthless things could bring about such contentment and... well... joy. Maybe that's true in life too. Get rid of the worthless things that tied you down and held you back.
"Let go of whatever holds you back from living now. I won't say that I understand how you feel, because obviously, I don't. But if there is something you're holding on to - a grudge, a hurt, unexpressed anger - then you need to let it go, or deal with it. It's a lot of work to hold onto hurt. Takes so much energy to keep hidden things cooking away at a simmer. Too many things simmering, and you don't have room to start a new meal."
The Dog That Talked to God (Jim Kraus)