The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Sharing Memories

In moving into our home, we made a point of going through absolutely, every single bin and box of memories!

In doing so, we found over 100 years of memories!  We found pictures of people we didn’t even know, but we knew we were related too!  We saw resemblances and characteristics in our family photos, which helped us to see and appreciate where we came from.  We always knew these photos existed, but never took the time to truly look deep into these faces.

We began to get to know our ancestry and history more; our roots were beginning to show.

Some pictures brought tears, some brought laughter, and for the most part, these pictures brought big smiles.  Our home became warmer with love and appreciation.  I will admit, this is the first home we have lived in where all of us have felt completely at home.  I’d like to think, by going through all our memories, has contributed to this warm feeling.

In a way, it feels like we are now surrounded by those we have loved and lost; where there was a void, there is now comfort.

Sharing memories in these photos has allowed us to not only feel comfort, but to also start more conversations between us.  We put our phones down and actually talk more about our memories.

We even found my old report cards, that clearly stated, “I needed to start paying more attention in class and to stop socializing so much!”  LOL!!  Little did I know, my social skills would contribute to my blog one day 😉

We have received a cherished gift in going through these pictures!

 

Sharing Memories – With Good Vibes Only 😊❤

 

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Cleaning Out My Closet!

On the weekend, upon return from our holiday, I went straight to my closet and started cleaning it out!

For some reason, the gift our holiday gave to me, was the need to donate to those less fortunate.  Even though, my family and I do not take holidays every year (in fact it had been 12 years since we had a week-long holiday) it left me feeling extremely grateful to be able to do so.  I came back with a renewed gift in my heart to give to others.

I spent, approximately 3 hours in my bedroom, going through closets and drawers and finding myself asking this question, “why did I ever buy this to begin with; I’ve never worn it!”  In the bag it went!

After I took a break, my family and I watched American Idol; where they took the group to Hawaii.  I sat there and cried, listening to all the stories of how some of these kids, literally have nothing.  I felt more gratitude for my life, at which time I went back into my bedroom and cleaned out my closet some more!  I then moved to the linen closet and found blankets we did not need and bagged them up!

My heart feels full to be able to donate clothing and blankets to those in need!  I am not one of the richest people in the World, in fact I’m far from it, but by being able to donate what I have, I cannot put a price on how it makes me feel.

We all have things in our closets that have been there because we “figured” we would wear it one day, or we just needed a good dose of “retail therapy”, but really did we “need” it?

The feeling of freedom and peace I feel right now, by donating my clothing to someone in need is a feeling I will forever be grateful for.

With Good Vibes Only – Clean Out Your Closet!

 

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