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The Memory or The Life?

"We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill

 This is a picture of my daughter sitting on a paint can "helping" her dad paint a room in our house.  She is wearing one of my favorite outfits of hers.  This was about 20 years ago.

Today, as I dressed, I decided I wanted to wear a skirt.  Since it's fairly cold out, I wanted to wear some nice warm stocking or tights to go with it.  And so my search began.

You see, I haven't worn stocking in quite a while and don't wear them often anyway.  I went through four pair before throwing in the towel and grabbing a pair of slacks.  You see, some got runs in them as soon as I went to pull them up.  Others just didn't have the elastic to stay on properly.  Ugh, so exasperating!

Well, I suppose it's time for me to go through that drawer and do some purging and re-stocking (ha-Ha!).

Elastic is one of those things that just don't last forever.  Most things don't.  So why do feel like we are loosing something if we don't hold on to them forever?  

Do you know what happens to the boxes and boxes of cute little baby clothes we hang on to because of the memories they hold?  Most often, they sit in the basement or attic for many, many years.  When the boxes are opened, some are remembered, some are not and many are covered in crumbled elastic or have been visited by a critter or two.

The beautiful things we are lucky enough to have bless our lives with joy.  Consider passing them down or passing them on to bless yet another life and let the child continue to bless your own.

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