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Things we Keep; Good Friends are like Stars – Author Unknown

Things we Keep; Good Friends are like Stars – Author Unknwon

A Keeper

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused.

Their best friends lived barely a wave away. I can

see them now, Dad in trousers, work shirt and a hat;

and Mum in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand,

and dish-towel in the other.  It was the time for

fixing things: a curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen

door, the oven door, the hem in a dress.

Things we keep.

Author Unknown

It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me

crazy.  All that re-fixing, re-heating leftovers,

renewing; I wanted just once to be wasteful.  Waste

meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you

knew there would always be more.

Author Unknown

But when my mother died, and I was standing in

that clear morning light in the warmth of the

hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning

that sometimes there is no more.

Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up

and goes away…never to return. So… While we have

it, it is best we love it… And care for it… And fix it

when it is broken… And heal it when it is sick.

Author Unknown

Author Unknown

This is true: For marriage… And old cars… And

children with bad report cards… Dogs and cats with

bad hips… And aging parents… And grandparents.

We keep them because they are worth it, because we

are worth it. Some things we keep, like a best

friend who moved away or a classmate we grew up


Author Unknown

There are just some things that make life important,

like people we know who are special… And so, we keep

them close!

I received this from someone who thinks I am a

‘keeper,’ so I have sent it to the people I think of in

the same way…

Good friends are like stars

You do not always see them, but you know they are always there!


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