"Most of the women I see gain a pound or two every year. It's not a health risk at first, but after 20 years, it can be."
And that brings us to this sad, but true confession: Over the course of the past 30 years, the windows of our home had probably gained about 30 pounds of dirt and dust. I am not loved for my housekeeping skills.
This week, we got new windows throughout! And this, my friends, is the good stuff. Clean windows. I can see through them, and the wind can't blow through them. There's no condensation from the cold. And, bonus! They open and close easily -- and can be cleaned from the inside.
I just need to remember to do that, at least once every 30 years.
Take a look around the room you're in, and consider:
- Is there something on display you don't really care about anymore?
- Is there something else you could put out that would bring you joy?
- Have the pictures on the wall been up so long you don't even see them?
Now, extend that fresh perspective. Take a good look at the people in your life. People change too -- at times, so gradually that we fail to see it, Or as Lillian Hellman once said, "People change, and forget to tell each other."
Change can be the good stuff. Share it.
|This glider reminds me of being on|
my grandmother's porch.
Memories. The good stuff.