We sometimes tend to amass possessions - often without being aware of doing so. Indeed, we can have a delightful surprise when we find something useful which we forgot we owned. Unwanted objects are left in drawers, cupboards and attics for years, in the belief that we may one day need them. As we grow older, we accumulate belongings for three other reasons:
- Lack of physical and mental energy, both of which are essential in turning out and throwing away unwanted things.
- Lack of time or laziness
I think I belong to the third category. I won't throw away things which are full of associations with the past - especially those things associated with relatives who passed away. These possessions gradually acquire for me a value beyond their true worth.
This brooch was offered to me by my grandmother a few months before she passed away. It's made of silver and a few semi-precious stones. But that's all my grandfather could afford when he married my grandmother. My grandma had always worn this brooch since her wedding day. And when she gave it to me, I felt I owned a valuable possession.
What's your most valuable possession?