If you had to suddenly pack all of your possessions into the box in the photo, what would you keep?
What would you let go of? And what would you be thankful for, given this opportunity, to be forced to let go of?
Christmas ornaments made by my children. As many as would fit. Everything else I can replace.
that's novel! i think I know where you're coming from though, as we keep piles of drawings our children have done that really, perhaps we should let go of
I actually had to ship a box of things home from a war zone once. It put things in perspective!
Everything except I would pack some photos of my children and grandchildren - and one copy of each book of mine that have been published.
my rosary, my bible, my money, my notes, my handset with all my kids photos. I couldn't live a day without these stuff
I think I would put a CD that has photos on it. My passport, debit card, cash, lip balm, toothbrush and paste, and toilet paper. Oh and a change of underwear.
Everything else is just unnecessary fluff.
Everything sentimental to me that I could fit into that box. It is so hard to imagine losing so much through the years with only a small box of mementos. But, on the other hand, if one still has their health, more and more memories can be made.
Life isn't about possessions. It is about those things that you carry in your heart that no one can touch.
Interesting question to think about considering how many people have been quickly and unexpectedly displaced throughout history.
If there were time and it were allowed I would pack needed personal items, hoping that who ever was causing the upheaval would not prevent me from keeping a communication device such as a phone or lap top.
This reminds to me reassess my to-go bag that I keep for emergencies. I need to make sure it is light enough to carry if I have to walk a long distance and contain a small Bible, personal care items, and one change of clothes, with room to tuck my purse in or a way to attach it to the bag so it is one unit if need be. I should check out those preparedness kits and make sure my bag contains a small container of the most necessary of those items.
There's no time allowed! :-)) it's sudden! In that instant, you have to decide what is important to you, not just practical things. You run through the house and grab what you can. Would your answer be different?
Probably not as I like to be prepared for the unexpected. If the box was literal and it's so sudden that I couldn't drop my to-go bag in it, then it's likely I would be running for my life. I would be thankful to take along a communication device.
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