Friday, June 02, 2006

collecting seashells

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can only collect a few, and they are more beautiful if there are few. -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I really like this quote. Not only does it hold true for collecting seashells, it's true of friends, and activities and possessions. Being selective in our choice of who we spend our time with, or what activities we do makes them all the more precious. How many kids have a closet full of toys they played with once? When I lived with my dad, I didn't have many toys. Yet I entertained myself with books, with tree knots (which my brother and I called wacko whammos) and my big yellow Tonka truck. I don't remember feeling deprived.

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