Every time I talk to my mom and tell her I’ve been cleaning out a room, cupboard or closet, she says “Did you find any treasures?” I always kind of roll my eyes tell her that this time, like all the others, just gave me the gift of a clean space. Today, to my unbelievable surprise, I did find a treasure! As I was going through the last few boxes in our unpacking I found a box that an old friend had given me before she moved away. On the box she had written ‘Open whenever, you will know when the time is right.’ A flash of memories came flooding back to me. I remember the day she gave it to me. I knew by that note that I wasn’t supposed to open it right away so I put the box away. With the couple of moves we have made I guess it ended up in one of the few boxes we put right into storage. A few years have gone by since that day and now that we finally have the time to go through everything, I discovered it again.
I opened the box and inside there was a pair of shiny red boots with a note.
The note said:
My dearest Brie,
These boots were once very special to me. They have walked many miles and have added a certain spice to all my adventures. My life has been enriched by the happiness these boots have brought to me and at this point I feel I am being selfish by keeping them to myself. It is time for you to enjoy them and give them new life. I have had them repolished and beautified for you. Now get out and live life!
Wow! I feel a great responsibility, but am really excited about this joy booster. I have already decided that I am going to share these boots with Emme. I don’t ever want to think of them just sitting in a box or closet again and I want to share the happiness I felt today. I wonder what they have experienced already. Oh if these boots could talk….