I just found the funniest article on one of my organizational blogs, entitled, “Small Notebook”. It’s a great blog for pack-rat people like me. I love the picture at the end– it made both Jesse and I crack up.
Do you feel sentimental about your stuff?
I love this scene in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Toula’s about to get married, and the grandmother brings in one box of her most precious things to share with her granddaughter.
Inside the box are old photos, heirloom jewelry, and a wedding garland.
These keepsakes have been carefully chosen and treasured, and each item carries significantly personal meaning.
But what if instead of one simple box, the scene in the movie had taken place here:
In front of her storage unit, with all of her life’s possessions carefully boxed and stored so that one day her granddaughter could inherit all of it and always remember her.
Not quite the same feeling, is it?
When it comes to keeping sentimental things:
the fewer things you keep, the more special they are.