NOBODY WANTS OUR STUFF

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About four years ago, we moved into a house that’s half the size of our old one.  It required a lot of throwing away, giving away and garage selling to cut us down to size.  Unfortunately, it hasn’t taken us long to start accumulating again.

One of the topics my 55+ theatre group is considering for our eventual episodic performances has to do with downsizing and why our children have opted out of eventually owning any of our things.  The items we call treasures are seen as mere trash.  It should be quite interesting when we’re gone.  I wonder where all our so called treasures will wind up.  Perhaps there will be a huge bonfire and it will all go up in smoke.  Maybe an estate sale will be held.  Everything we deemed precious will be sold for pennies on the dollar.  Some things will be kept, but only for sentimental value.

I love garage sales and truly miss going to them this summer.  This dreaded virus has kept us from them. which is probably for the best, because it just leads to more upsizing.  We may have to put an addition on the house.  However, I will undoubtedly continue to go to garage sales.  I will continue to purchase someone else’s treasure, because it’s part of what makes life enjoyable for me.

So many of our things have become obsolete. I have a beautiful set of China that hasn’t been unpacked since our move four years ago.  We don’t have use for it.  When we have family get togethers, we often opt for paper plates or the everyday dishes.  Life changes and so do old traditions.  For our children, our stuff is just an old memory from their childhood.

Of course, we can’t take it with us and the fruit of our talents will lie untouched or put into storage.  They may be found some day by one of those Storage Wars guys and sold for millions, but in the meantime, our earthly treasures have no merit when we enter our heavenly home.

We won’t need fancy dishes to eat off of, or sparkling crystal glasses in which to pour fine wine. We won’t need the wine either.  The art, the writings, the things we poured ourselves into (including some of my clothes) will be forgotten.  However, all of our needs will be provided for.  Imagine a place where there’s no sadness or sorrow – where tears are non-existence – where physical appearance means nothing – where we’re all the same and skin color has no bearing – where there are no diseases or pain – where anxiety and depression are unknown.  A wonderful banquet has already been provided for us there.  I can’t wait!

 

About atimetoshare.me

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 Amazon.com.
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7 Responses to NOBODY WANTS OUR STUFF

  1. I can’t wait for heaven, either!!

    We have too much stuff, too. My husband wants to put a storage building in the yard for our excess stuff. I want to get rid of our excess stuff. It’s a good thing we love each other!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I hear you. My husband wants to save everything while I’d just as soon get rid of it. If you haven’t used it, worn it or looked at it in a year it has to go.

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  2. Rebecca says:

    Downsizing is something we definitely need to do. Other than for a few exceptions, our kids have also said that they don’t want our stuff. I guess in our affluent society, everyone already has their own belongings and don’t need more.

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  3. I too love my treasures— mostly from both grandmothers, great aunts, my aunt and mom— our son frets over when I die— what will he do?!
    He’s sentimental like I am but his generation is monochromatic and minimalist— good luck I say 😛

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      When it comes down to it I think it skips a generation. The mayor and sheriff will love have your treasures.

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      • She and Gregory were sitting in the living room the other day, aka the shrine to Mimi and Nany, and he told her that these things will be hers one day— hope she likes antiques 😬

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        A friend of mine is concerned about what will happen to her many treasures when she dies, but one day she overheard her granddaughter telling her grandson that some day all this stuff was going to be theirs.😀

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