You're Not a Throw Away

January 15, 2018  •  3 Comments

    It seems like just yesterday when the big TV to get was the 43 inch tube TV. Man, if you had that you were in style.  Now, they're but a faded memory and junk in someone's yard (in this case below).  How quickly what is 'in' is now 'out'.  I've never been a trendy kind of person to the point my wife has to buy me my clothes because I'm perfectly comfortable wearing that fleece that's 10 years old.  Maybe that's a good trait to not place my acceptance from others on whether they'll see me with the latest fashion or tech gadget.  Or, maybe I'm missing out on new experiences and the fun of community.   Who knows.  In the meantime, shop away honey!

   Regardless, what is dear to our hearts will shape our views of others and ourselves.  For some, including me, it's hard to throw away anything that has sentimental memories or that stirs good feelings of loved ones past.  I still have that trophy from coming in second place in the Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby displayed proudly on my office fireplace mantle because it was something my late grandfather and I did together (well, he mostly did..) along with the car stowed away safely from the grandson's hands.   Neither would be worth more than a dollar or two but, to me, they're priceless. 

    I truly believe it's how God made us.  He made us to have connection with one another and hold onto the good memories that bind us together.  They make us feel loved and connected.  My wife, Michele, is even more so than I am which is what I love about her. She's continually working to build new memories while retaining the good ones from the past.  We both feel like the 'glue' at times for others around us.  How about you?  What's that one thing you keep that may not have value to someone else but to you is priceless?  How does it make you feel?  

    Today's photo also brings out other feelings in me like a feeling of abandonment, sadness, and curiosity.  In fact, if you look closely, you can see a small error in my composition.  My reflection is showing on the TV screen.  Perhaps the message this is relaying to me (and to you) is that I'm not a throw away.   I still have value even though I'm getting older.  I can still be useful even though I'm not young or have the latest and greatest. And, so are you.  You are valuable and you're life, even if you feel like it's too late, still has purpose.  There's still time to create a new memory and to share love with those around you.  It may be a smile, opening a door for someone, or a secret card with some cash for a friend you know is in need.  Whatever it is, it's not too late for you or me... ! 

Blessings my friends!

Brad


Comments

Michele Clawson(non-registered)
Bravo Honey! Love you!!! And I'm never throwing you away....you're my treasure.............
Brad Clawson Photography
Yes!. Those gray hairs are earned .. :)
David Sands(non-registered)
Well put man- we all have value... Our's is wisdom that comes with age! LOL this is great. I needed this today.
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