Better yet…where does it go? Where do you put those memories when you simply can’t bring yourself to let go?
Really? You don’t save special gifts from friends or loved ones? Since they cared enough to share something they took the time to purchase, or make, it makes sense to hang onto those items. Right?
Come on. ‘Fess up. You do don’t you?
Well…let me tell you, I do.
Hello. My name is Carol…and I’m a hoarder! Lol
One of our members is moving out of state. I’m happy for her and the new adventure that’s sure to follow. I can only imagine the trips back to their old hometown they’ll make to visit family and friends. Because family and friends matter. Yes they do.
I wondered how much ‘stuff” she’d get rid of before the move.
Then I looked around my house at ‘memories’ placed here and there. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t saved each and every item I’ve ever received, I wouldn’t be able to walk through the house. Lol. But many, many are still with me, because I can’t seem to let go of them.
When my son was around five, he bounced into the house one day, with a bunch of ‘weeds’ crunched in those tiny hands. With a shy gaze and a sweet smile, he said, “Mommy, I brought you some roses.” Let me tell you, my heart nearly burst with pride and joy. My son was, and still is, the most thoughtful and loving person. I still have those ‘weeds’ pressed within pages of my bible. Yes, I do.
I could go on and on, but I’m in the process of allocating at least two fifteen minute blocks of time to organize ‘My Stuff.’
Keep. Give away. Throw away. What to do? You may need a friend or family member around to make sure you don’t remove items from the give-away or throw-away basket and then add to the keep basket. Ha!
What’s an item, or items, you’d never rid your house of at any time?
Happy Memorial Day. Be safe.
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