There's a sweet quote in my children's book "Kangaroo Jane" that reads:
"Stuff is stuff, this much is true.
But the love for one another is meant for you."
As a person who likes stuff, at the end of the day, it's just stuff. Take it all away and I may be sad for a moment or more, but as long as I have love for others and am surrounded by WHO is important, then I have all that I really need.
This weekend, an estate sale will take place in a little town in Kansas in a little house that is full of stuff. Stuff that made my late mother-in-law happy. Stuff that made her house a home. The apple decor and red appliances that made her kitchen so cheery; the Corelle dish-wear that served up plates of countless family dinners; the wall decor that cozied up her house; the kitchen table and chairs that provided hours of loving conversations and laughter ... it's all just stuff.
One of the items that will be sold is a sign that says "Live, Laugh, Love". And that's exactly what she did. She lived. She laughed. And oh, how she loved.
And at the end of one's life, that's what is most important.
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