I think it would get easier to clean things out and "let go". Yesterday, we participated in the annual garage sale at FIA, where the kids attend school. I was reminded again, how things are just "things" to others...really 50 pesos for that amazing pogostick?? But to me, these things have such beautiful memories attached to them. I love the hands that twisted those puzzling cubes, how it was an obsession. I loved watching the kids in the yard maneuvering the pogo stick, the unicycle, listening to Shel Silverstein, the Wild Wacky World of Mr Henry or Jungle Jam and letting imaginations soar.
So fun to watch. I absolutely love the memories I have and continue to make, so much more to come. I am realizing that cleaning out and lightening our load is not betraying the past. It is a necessity, but still hard for me.
I am enjoying the moments. Enjoying our family at each stage. Loving the silly things teenagers do and love being with friends. Amazing people who may not always physically be a part of lives but they are part of our journey. Instrumental in who we are becoming. Even if the "things" get sold, left behind or forgotten, the people are not! I am so thankful for such a rich journey. As we have moved a few times, we have significantly cut down on things but not people! They will always be part of who we are. As you might notice, I have a hard time posting pics of people other than family, I guess it is just impossible for me to choose. As I scroll through the pictures, I have been incredibly blessed by so many people! We have said "see you later" to many, not knowing if we will see them again on this earth. I just want to be mindful to embrace and appreciate all I can now.
Yes, look back and reminisce but do not stay there. Live in the present. Take time to smell the roses.
Yes, considering the past and the future but trying not to miss NOW. Such a delicate balance, this is so helpful putting my thoughts down into words. Ups and downs. As my family knows, I can be a fanatic when it comes to taking pictures. I just need to have them, they help me capture the moments. For later! Right now, as I travel along in this beautiful life, I am savoring the memories and grabbing the now times and looking forward to the future. What a rewarding choice.
I am finding that this balance is a beautiful thing. Family, friends, places & things...Rubic's cubes & pogosticks. I will enjoy them all. All part of my
life. Something quite wonderful.