Quote: Anger

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

Ambrose Bierce

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Quote: Patience

Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.

Ambrose Bierce

The Bag of Bags

Photo by jasleen_kaur

We redid the floor in our game room, powder room and the hallway in between. This meant I needed to clean out the dreaded coat closet. We keep more than coats in there – specifically gift wrap, the vacuum and for some reason, a Mr. Potato Head. I pulled everything out and set out to sort through the gift wrap.

What I discovered was a bag of bags. A huge shopping bag filled with gift bags. All of them were in good shape, but they were just collecting dust.

Since we are past the age of constant birthday parties, I was puzzled why we had so many.

The truth is that we had just kept saving the bags. Every time someone received one, if it was in decent shape with no writing, we put it in the closet.

The bag of bags was the result of 15 years of this unconsidered action.

Needless to say, the bag of bags got donated. I kept the ones we use every Yule, and a couple nice all-occasion ones.


Photo by jasleen_kaur