What’s worth saving

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.

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