A week and a day ago my struggling computer finally died. I was concerned that I would lose all of my precious pictures and important as well as treasured documents. Fortunately, the Staples technician was able to transfer all of my data from the old laptop to my beautiful new laptop. I didn’t lose anything!
I am so relieved and happy that all of these memories were salvaged. It makes me grateful as well for the memories in my mind and physical pictures and keepsakes. My maternal grandmother’s birthday was today. I spent the afternoon with my mom and she gave me a Holly Hobbie decorative plate that had been my grandmother’s with the following verse on it, “Always take the time to say what’s on your heart.” It’s my mother’s (and I like to think my grandmother’s) way of supporting my writing and my blog.
Sometimes it’s difficult to decide what items to keep and what to release. I am very sentimental, but with support from my mother and sister, was able to let go of quite a lot while preparing for my move from Pittsburgh, PA to Bradenton, FL over six years ago. I had accumulated 50 years worth of stuff I thought I needed to keep. However, I ended up saving a few items that are close to my heart.
Even among the pictures and documents on my computer are some that I’m sure I can release. However, at least I have the chance to look at them again and take my time in making those determinations.
How do you decide what to keep and what to let go of in your life? I am so grateful for the opportunity to decide and the Gift of Memories Salvaged.