Posted by: vftmom247 | 2012/01/31

The relative value of stuff

“It’s okay to keep reminders of good times for awhile, but learn to let go so you can look forward to the new joys of tomorrow.  Give yourself the freedom from things so that you can enjoy all the blessings of life more abundantly”

Living Seeds from Women who Live in Faith

I think this is one that I need to keep mind, especially right now.  Do I want to keep this book, this picture, this item for me and my memories, or do I truly need this?  Is it a need or a want?  There’s so much that I thought I’d need and brought up to Covecrest…only to let it sit in a closet.  Others that I wasn’t sure about, are pulled out every week.  My journaling is now holding more of my current and past memories, and that is a good thing.  Journals take up less physical space, but tend to hold a lot more emotional and mental space within the covers.

So, am I trying to hold onto the physical things too tightly?   Am I holding on for fear of the unknown?  Am I truly giving my heart enough room to look forward to the joys of tomorrow?  Or am I clutching to things as hard as Chelsea clings to her baby blanket.

I’m not sure.  Check in with me the last week of February and I may have some answers as we’re taking flight.

 

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Responses

  1. That’s just what we’ve been talking about. Tangible reminders of places in our lives versus the mental memories. Concrete versus abstract. Keep thinking and sorting your stuff, visible and invisible.


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