Last weekend we held an Estate sale that emptied my childhood home of all its worldly goods. As I watched strangers sort among the unwanted items Dad (and we) had left behind, notably –
-Incomplete sets of drinking glasses
-An old blender
-An older waffle iron
-Too many short-sleeved shirts – out of style long ago
-Faded sheets and towels – kept too long
-A glass punch bowl, cups and dipper – barely used ever…
…I hoped we made the right decision – what to keep and what to sell. It made me think. What are life’s salvageables? What are the things we take with us, no matter what? I thought of ours – the ones my family carefully packed far from the crowd:
– Dad’s 1930’s high school yearbooks – all four
– Three of Grandpa’s pocket watches – all broken
– Too many of Grandma’s doilies – hand crocheted
– An ancient yard croquet set – from summer in the ‘60’s
– Mom’s little kitchen table – the leaves folded down
These were the things of memories. And so to you and me and all of us – as we face life’s stresses today – may we remember that today we have a chance to create the most important of life’s salvageables – lasting memories…for tomorrow.
What would yours be?