That poor old fruitcake has been sitting in a box for over a month now. You can’t bear to throw it away, because someone has put a lot of effort into making it.  Today is your chance. Where else, but in America, would a day be set aside for tossing your fruitcake?

When you think about it, we are a nation of throwing things away.   When something has outrun its usefulness we toss it.  I remember days when we saved everything.  Egg cartons were recycled along with milk and pop bottles.  Diapers were washed and re-used.  Clothing was handed down to three our four children until it no longer stayed in one piece.  Disposable items have only increased the landfills.  Oh how far we’ve come!  And now we can add to this, the tossing of a innocent little fruitcake whose only goal in life was to make us happy.

We can’t change the direction of today without putting some value on the things of the past.  As we start this new year and think about how we’ll resolve to make this a better place, maybe we should become less concerned with quantity and more on quality.  We can start by eating that fruitcake or giving it to someone who would gladly eat it, because they’re hungry.

The point of my post really has nothing to do with fruitcake, but hopefully will get us thinking about the value we place on things rather than on people.  We’re all like little fruitcakes in a way – made up of a variety of talents and flavors.  If we share just a small piece of ourselves, the planet will survive with God’s intervention.  By the way, He doesn’t need our help.


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. Wally Fry says:

    LOL! That cartoon was hilarious!

    Throwing things away…remember when televisions lasted 20 years? Now they are almost disposable.

    Great post!


    • atimetoshare says:

      I know, I couldn’t resist using it. It seems as soon as something comes on the market it becomes obsolete as soon as it’s released. Sad in a way. Thanks for your comment and Happy Toss Your Fruitcake day.

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  2. This is a great post. If you are throwing out fruitcakes please send them to me. I’ll pay the postage. I like them. Lol. We still do recycle egg cartons around here. We give our farm fresh eggs to friends and family and only ask to get the cartons back. If I had to buy them they cost .45 cents each. I loved the post, Kathy and the needed message. Have a great day!!!😀

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  3. ColorStorm says:

    Now there’s a name for a post,

    ‘the fruitcakes of grace.’

    cool post
    happy new year too.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      Thanks for your comment. Some people might call us Christians fruit cakes, but it’s better than being called nuttier than a fruitcake.

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  4. mzpresser says:

    Lovely post Kathy, made me smile

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  5. Mon Ange says:

    In Oz if you someone called you a fruit cake means they think you’re nuts or crazy. Lol

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  6. Lionel Sneed says:

    I love your blog! Very insightful and full of God’s grace.

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