Keep What Makes You Happy

Keep What Makes You Happy

A few years ago, my husband received a box from his mom. Among the things inside were toys he had as a child. It was like Christmas in the middle of summer as he pulled the items out and shared his memories with me.

What he spent the most time looking at and talking about was a plastic bag filled with marbles. Marbles in all colors and different sizes. Marbles he had won and traded for. Marbles he had played with, collected and saved. The joy on his face and in his voice brought me much happiness as well.

Later, he took each marble from the bag and carefully cleaned them. There was no question that these should be displayed where we could see them regularly, a visual reminder of the happy memories. We didn’t have anything that would display them properly, so I purchased the jar you see in the photo. Placed on a shelf near a window, they always make me smile when I look at them.

What makes you happy when you see it? What brings a smile to your face when you look at it? These are things to consider keeping, and more importantly, to put them where you can see them regularly. 

Let go of what no longer lights you up and make space for that which does.

What do you have on display that brightens your day? What is waiting in the back of a cabinet or closet that you could bring out into the light?

*Note: some items you choose to keep may be harmed by being out in light and air. Please use caution in choosing which items you display and where you display them.

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