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By following the rules, Kay Jean also discovered something about herself. As part of her assignment, she reached out to the World Relief Agency to offer donations to families in need. "They need a vacuum cleaner, and she said it would probably be shared by all 10 families in that complex," she says. "I have, like, four vacuums."

In the basement, Kay Jean adds shampoo, rice, baby food, crackers, chips, pasta and a hair dryer to the donation pile. "This is making a dent in my pantry," she says. "I still have plenty. Right now, I'm not worried about my food storage supply. I'm feeling good. I feel like I have a purpose."
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FROM: Oprah's "What Can You Live Without?" Experiment
Published on March 02, 2009

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