Look At Things Differently

Change Is Good

For years I have always been the practical one

I never just went out and spent lots of money on clothes, jewelry, cologne

They never meant anything to me

As long as I was neat and clean

I would be comfortable with almost anything

I never had to buy the best

Some people love name brands that's fine

I rather spend my money on other things

I only bought new things when the old was well past the life expectancy rate

Even then I got lots of use out of them

My clothes became an extension of me

I can hear my words in my head ring

That's my favorite shirt

I don't care how old it is

Do you know when and where I got that ?

Then I would go on and on how it had sentimental value

Well beyond the cloth value

I would defend my views to the end

Trying to justify everything

It is only a little rip

I paid a lot for that

My wife would say

How times did you wear it ?

It is time to let it go

It became one of those tough subjects we squash so we don't get into a heated argument

Some things left alone

So off to a box or back in my draw they go

Way in back

Out of sight out of mind

To my wife anyway

The corner of my closet she never did see

Now today I don't know what it is

I had a change of heart

I had to think long and hard about this

I did wear it a lot and enjoy it every time I wore it

It really doesn't look great any more

I could wear my other shirt that looks sharp

I use to say I would keep it for a yard shirt

For painting or for bed

Then even that grew to be too many

I could never possibly use them all

So It is time to let some go

I cut some of them up for rags and the others if in good shape I gave them away

An old concert shirt or one with a saying or logo

I have to make room for the new

My wife is the same way

When it comes down to spending money on herself

She puts herself last

Maybe it's time to revamp that old wardrobe

Nothing to extreme

A little today and lets see how we both feel

I am still in shock

It really hasn't set in

My wife is adjusting way better than me

Bye, bye old pocket book

As well as that shirt and that one and that one

Slow down

Lets not rush to fast

She laughs

Now there are some things that almost fit

They will be in a pile to be determined

Well that's a great start

I can already see some room in our closet

I can move without anything being squished or falling

So I got a nice new pair of dress shoes for a good price

It is time to let those two other pairs go

One a few claw marks from our cat

The other one showing some wear in the soles

Then a pair of sneakers I never did like

For the longest time the back of the sneaker would slide

I tried to forget about it and say I will get use to it

It never did happen

Off to one of those clothing and shoes collection boxes

Where someone might get a little more use out of them

I kind of last leg way of looking at it

One final good bye

So maybe your a little like me or even better like my wife

In with the new and out with the old

It hurts for a little bit but we can laugh and get over it together

There are many better ways I rather spend a sunny day

Cleaning out my closets or draws is not one of them

Hello summer

Hi outdoors

I can't wait to take a walk and smell the fresh air

My life is busy and as I get older I find I have less and less time

So prioritize and free time will reveal itself

In the strangest ways possible

Ready or not

I am done talking now I am off to take my walk


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain

Ha! Ha! l can so identify with this, and my husband is worse. He will keep every empty jar/box/tin.......They will be useful some day...When? Never l think when l see such piles of stuff that we never use.

I can't be hard on him. l'm almost as bad. I loved reading this . You and your wife sound like us.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Dim Flaxenwick Ask your husband does he have a jar of screws , nails, twisters and old pencils half used up just in case. In case of what ? Well I have plenty and I am willing to share. Luckily my heart is in the right place everything else is questionable. Thank you so much for coming by and reading. I am so glad to see you and hope you both are doing fine. Thinking of you with as many good thoughts you can fill in his next jar, box, tin.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Haha Dream On, this is exactly like my wife and I. We have so many clothes. I have my favourites that I just can't bear to part with but very rarely wear because my wife thinks they are too old. As you I keep them for yard clothes or maybe if I need to paint. I keep boxes, screws, nails, bits and pieces because they may be handy someday, or someone else may need them. My wife collects fabric, yarn, spinning wheels, spindles etc, and finds it hard to part with any. We need to begin to weed out our possessions, starting with clothes. We have already gone through and thrown out a pile of shoes...it's a start.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

My hubby has lots of just in cases. In fact we have two small rooms we don't use. Take a guess what they are full of? My goal this summer season is to empty them out and then see if at least one of them wouldn't make a cozy library for when fall comes round again. As for myself there are certain things I keep for memories from which I cannot part but that is life.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Jodah I try to give to local charities so I can think they will love my possessions as much as me. It takes awhile but giving is the right thing to do. Even though I do not always feel that way at the moment it takes time. I hope it gets easier because sometimes it feels like part of me. I found if I take a picture of different things I feel like I kept the memory not the article. Little baby steps in the right direction. Thank you so much for sharing. it means a great deal to me.Gypsy Rose Lee I think we all have that room. I am trying to cut mine down to a corner. Some memories mean so much I don't know how to deal with them. They have been part of my life for so many years. Thanks for reading and sharing memories and thoughts that make up who I am today.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Two heads are better than one; and when the two complement each other, you get better results. Togetherness in love accommodates differences in other things. Great share!


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

MsDora The give and take that makes each of us work together finding a common goal. Loving the things we do every day.Thanks so much for reading and sharing.

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