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 I know, these are outdated, but there are some real “jewels” among this collection.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!