GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
We've all said it at some point...or at least silently pondered it.
If you knew, heaven forbid, that some horrid disaster was about to strike and demolish your home (fire, tornado, landslide, hurricane, etc.) and you had enough advance warning that you could run in and quickly take just a few precious items out by hand:
What would you grab?
Clearly our loved ones (included the four-legged, winged, scaled and/or hard-shelled ones, etc.) are a given. #familyfirstalways
But, what are the corporal, material or otherwise tangible THINGS in your room, your house, your LIFE that are SO important to you that you'd actually take a physical risk to retrieve them?
Sure, expensive items might tempt us but I'm going out on a limb to guess most of the items on the list would instead be things such as:
-Photos (especially formal pictures of weddings, graduations, anniversaries, special birthdays and other life milestones)
-Jewelry (rings, watches, etc. particularly those symbolizing special relationships or which were given or bequeathed to us and hold sentimental value)
-Clothing/Accessories (likely gowns, suits, jackets, shoes etc. that were either quite costly or received as gifts or once belonged to someone special)
-Tools (again, maybe they were ridiculously expensive but then again, maybe they were your Grandpa's)
The point is: very few of us would call an insurance adjuster or valuation expert to gauge how much the crown molding is worth and then IM Bob Villa to see if he could pop over and slide it out somehow.
We would probably not try to haphazardly dismantle the floor-to-ceiling grandfather clock.
We wouldn't necessarily take the time to mull over whether to blanket the crystal stemware in bubble-wrap or newspaper ---or a blanket.
But we might take the blanket; especially if it's an old standby. Because the only things that really matter are those that have attachment to the humans. And that's really all we need in the end.
So don't wait for a fire, flood or landslide. Grab your most important stuff ---those being the people and pets in your life--- and hug 'em like the zombie apocalypse is headed this way any second, capisce?
P.S. And the baby book. You can't forget the baby book.
Lk 21:28 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand. Gospel Lk 17:26-37 Jesus said to his disciples: "As it ...was in the days of Lot: they were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building; on the day when Lot left Sodom, fire and brimstone rained from the sky to destroy them all. So it will be on the day the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, someone who is on the housetop and whose belongings are in the house must not go down to get them, and likewise one in the field must not return to what was left behind. Remember the wife of Lot. Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it. I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken, the other left..."