If you were to fill up one box with the items you need to have with you, around you, for you … what would you choose?
I have been thinking a lot about what I am grateful for in my life.
I owe some of this in part to attending my college reunion and reflecting on the last 15 years of my life. At the same time we are packing up our Naples apartment and getting ready to head back to Martha’s Vineyard for the summer.
There is something quite magical about touching everything I own, splitting up what goes and what stays, placing it in boxes and knowing it won’t see the light of day for half a year.
It makes me wonder, just what do I really need?
And, what do I need with me?
There are the books I want to read but haven’t cracked open yet. The clothes and shoes I want to wear, the keepsakes and jewelry and photos I want with me and not in some box in a storage unit for the summer months.
And then there are the precious items that fall into a category all their own.
Like the straw angel my mother gave me in college with a note that told me I would always have her with me.
I can’t just box that up!
But, in reality, do I really need to tote it around with me for the summer?
Today’s random pop quiz is this….
You get one box ~ one box only.
What goes in?
What stays out?
Before you answer, you may want to think about what feeds your head and your heart.
As for me, the angel’s in.
It’s my little souvenir of faith that there is an angel up there watching over me.
And, sometimes, no matter where I am, that’s all I need to know.