Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I am a pack rat...

I really am a pack rat..Every time the kids are throwing something out, they ask me if I want it.
Do you think I say no?? Your right, I don't..so I bring the stuff home..They all laugh at me, but my husband is just as bad..Now I will tell you my theory...Since I have the room to put things somewhere, I do..There have been times someone has needed something and I came to the rescue.
It is fun to help out people and we get joy from it..I have to be truthful, there are things in this house that have to be handed down to the girls, just because they are a part of our life/history.
Have to say, I am not attached to anything material..my saying is, "I came in with nothing and will leave the same way"..This does not mean we don't enjoy good things, we do..but I always keep things in perspective. Just like money, gives you freedom, but wouldn't sell my soul for it...So on that note, enjoy all the things you have, share what you can. This is what will make you really happy..
Till next time, keep looking up...

7 comments:

Rosihue said...

good point!

Music Luva Mutha said...

I like your theories!!:)

ElegantSnobbery said...

I totally agree! I am a perpetual pack rat, too. But so far, almost everything has come in handy! True, it might take twenty years... but it comes in handy anyway!!

jascamille said...

I love the way you write! It's seems very natural. You must really enjoy it.

Anyhow, this post reminds me of my mom & me. We take/save *anything* if we think it can be used in some creative way in the future. Just recently, she found 2 giant bags of promotional poker chips with a free cologne. They were in a dumpster. We'll create something great with them, I'm sure ;)

Hey Harriet said...

Very nicely said! I'm a bit of a hoarder of things but I keep them because they give me joy :)

sewnanawhereareyou? said...

Thanks for looking at my recipe!I baked a lot whrn the kids were home,now it's less,I do love that recipe,I hope you try it.I love your painting.Etsy store!Look at Distressing Delilah,my daughter you will enjoy!!

nanjodogz said...

I am a pack rat also and love your thinking on material things, I don't get too attached because I feel exactly the same way -- nothing is really 'ours' we just kind of borrow it while we're here -- a great read. Love your artwork also.