I came across this wonderful quote as I linked from "Three Beautiful Things" to "A Journal of Days!" that so clearly and wonderfully expresses why I think this whole shedding process is important:
"The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. But who gets excited by a mere penny?...It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so malnourished and fatigued that he won't stoop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted with pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. what you see is what you get."
Annie Dillard "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek"
p.s. yes I know there was no account of any shedding today - and that would be because none took place <3 but tomorrow is another day and we will live under grace and not guilt ;D