Anyone who knows me knows my motto when it comes to cleaning-“When in doubt, throw it out.” I won’t ever be that lady who has oogobs of old nonsense to be appraised on Antiques Road Show cause I will have tossed it all before it had a chance to accrue any value.
But sometimes I end up stuffing little bits of stuff in odd places and coming upon it later at exactly the time I need it.
A while back, both my parents were sick and a friend of my mom sent her on a message to cheer her. I found that message just yesterday as I was cleaning my office. And I know why I didn’t throw it out. Even though I am sure I’ve posted it somewhere before, I’m posting it here now.
On this day . . .
Mend a quarrel. Search out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion, and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word or deed.
Keep a promise. Find the time. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy. LIsten. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand. Flout envy. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Appreciate, be kind, be gentle. Laugh a little more.
Deserve confidence. Take up arms against malice. Decry complacency. Express your gratitude. Worship your God(dess). Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it still again. Speak it still once again.