Quote by Regina Brett: “Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the...”
Use the good stuff
My walk down memory lane included leather bound journals, antique china cups, crystal, long forgotten jewelry and articles of clothing carefully preserved in safe places. Then there were the luxury soaps and scented candles along with a half bottle of my favorite perfume attractively displayed and gathering dust on various shelves. A good friend of mine spends her spare time painting landscapes so a couple of years ago I gave her a whole set of new paints to celebrate a birthday milestone. Use the fancy sheets and towels, light the scented candles go wild with the bubble bath and spritz on your favorite perfume just because it makes you feel pretty. Instead of carefully preserving family heirlooms, create new memories around these treasured pieces with your own family. Ultimately life is made up of moments. You can sit back and wait for them to happen, or you can choose to create more moments of your own.
MORE IN LIFE
My mother was always saving things for a special occasion. Anytime someone gave her something new, she put it up in the closet or drawer to use for a special occasion. My mother passed away a few years ago after a two and a half year battle with brain cancer. As I have been cleaning things out of her house, the house I grew up in, I have found so many things in drawers and closets that were put up for a special occasion. I also wonder if she had known how her life was going to turn out if she would have saved all those things. Then, I know she would have. She was the most selfless person I have ever known.