As I begin to assess my belongings, I realize I have spent a lifetime collecting material things that have no real meaning. If, for some reason, I had to gather the most valuable possessions to hold on to, I would not take anything that cost money! The most precious things would be memories that I hold close to my heart. For that reason, I am cleaning out my collections of “junk.”
As I search through treasures I have stored up, I vow to rid myself of things that are binding me and keep only mementos that hold precious memories! For over fifty-five years, I have weighed myself down with possessions that are of little value to others, who will have to dispose of them when I leave my earthly home and reach my heavenly home! As a gift to my loved ones, I am disposing of my junk, and I pray that they will become someone’s treasures.
Books were the first things I started collecting. A few years ago, I donated several boxes to libraries and groups who helped people who were struggling. However, the books seem to have multiplied like rabbits. I have so many that need a new home. They will be the first to go and extremely cheap.
Through the years, I have amassed a lengthy collection of VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, and Albums. I know, these are outdated, but there are some real “jewels” among this collection. They are in “mint” condition and just begging to be adopted. All they want is a new home.
Furniture fills my personal space, and I truly need to downsize. Also, I have collections of angels, Santa’s, toys, and miscellaneous other items that clutter my home and my mind! Why did I do this to myself? I have been retired from teaching for nine years, and I still hold on to materials for some reason I cannot fathom. I certainly won’t be going back to my beloved career!
I have all of my yearbooks from my years in school and for every year I taught – over 30 years of memories! What does one do with all of this “stuff” now? It is definitely difficult to dispose of, but I certainly can’t take it with me! I don’t want my children and grandchildren to have to be burdened with the task of going through and tossing my “junk!” Well, I can see I have at least one more important task to complete! Lord, help me!
Thank you for sharing this. I’m having to pump myself up to get rid of my daddy’s “treasures” and soon… my mama’s. I have put it off for awhile, feeling guilty. Just knowing these items meant so much to them. My eyes have opened and I don’t want my Heather to have to go through what I’m going through. So, I may as well get rid of my things at the same time. It’s just so hard to get motivated. Thank you, again.
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