Since I value my “things” they last forever and become outdated. Often people will laugh since we live in such a disposable society that my cd player is 15 years old. It was cutting edge and no one else had a five turntable in which to load cd’s and play them consecutively. Believe it or not, I still have it, and it works just fine. It is of value! Not just because it is still in excellent condition, but because my daughter bought it for me with her first paycheck for my birthday.
Sometimes, it is touching how a “thing” can have value. Not so much because of what it is, but because of the emotional ties to the item. My grandchildren draw me little and often meaningless pictures since you can’t understand what they are without an explanation. My fridge is covered with magnets and little pieces of paper on which the two little ones have scribbled a picture. It’s valuable to them, and to me! Even though I have no idea what the artwork is, they raced to my door, excitement on their little faces as they handed me what they surely thought was an item of value, one I’d be delighted to receive. What of that delightful colourfully painted rock, or the birdcage made in class? All received with equal pleasure and now treasured.
A loved one passes and an item whether of large monetary value or not, comes to you. How often over the years, your eyes becomes moist still, because it was something you shared with this person and it has great sentimental value. Every time you touch the item, it brings back memories shared.
I could go on, for there is much to value from relatives, friends, pets, the environment. However this was my take on today’s word. Hope you enjoyed.