The Louisiana Preschool and Children’s Ministers Association Annual Retreat was recently held at Tall Timbers.
I have always enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with other Preschool and/or Children’s Ministers from around the state.
What gives something value?
According to Dictionary.com, value is the “relative worth, merit, or importance” of
As humans, we assign worth to items and people, whether we realize it or not. Some things increase in value over time, while others decrease (a new car once it’s off the lot), but it’s all according to “how” you look at it and “who” looks at it.
Between moving into a new house last spring, and moving my mom out of her apartment into a nursing home last month, I have been overwhelmed.
I’ve not only been burdened by the amount of stuff we have sorted through, but by the task of deciding what I value enough to keep and what goes to
someone else who may benefit from it more.
During all of this I’ve been reminded that one person’s garage sale is another’s treasure chest. As I’ve absorbed that phrase, I began to think of all that I treasure in my life.
I value a good night’s sleep, because without it I don’t
function very well – I get
emotional and cranky.
I value the photos and trinkets of family and friends, because they spark memories of our time together.
I value the quiet time in my car when I’m alone, because there isn’t always silence with two teenagers and a preschooler at home.
I value being able to hear my mother say, “I love you.” I value time spent with my husband at an unplanned lunch.
I value the warmth of a hug from friends and loved ones.
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