Sunday, January 06, 2008

Tidbits and Treasures

When I was thinking about starting a blog, my son and I were trying to come up with a good name for it. I finally decided on Tidbits and Treasures. I had, in the back of my mind, little morsels of food and the little things that one holds dear to their heart, perhaps something given to you by a loved one.

Tidbits can be anything, a little of this or a little of that. It could be a morsel of food – a delicacy that you don’t get very often. Or, it could be gossip that slips from the mouths of others. Whatever it is, the word tidbit warrants a small portion.

The thought of treasures always brings up the thought of riches or finding a ‘hidden treasure’. But treasures don’t have to be expensive. I have lots of things that are like treasures to me. I have a few things that my grandmother gave me that I treasure because she’s been gone since 1967. And, I have depression glass given to me by my Mother that she received at their wedding shower back in 1936. But treasures can also be memories. Those are the sort of treasures that can’t be stolen. They will forever be in your memory.

Life gives us lots of tidbits and treasures. Thinking back on my life, I realize how fortunate I’ve been to have such valuable tidbits and treasures. A glimpse into the lives of others has often given me little tidbits of knowledge I may never have known otherwise. And a close friend is always a treasure that each of us should value.

What tidbits and treasures have you accumulated throughout your life?

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