This very funny "free if you come get it" offer came through on my company's community email list and reminded me to remind everyone that even the special item sometimes reaches the end of its life with you:
15 years ago, my wife came home with this giant earth-mover tire on top of our Toyota. It's about 3 feet across (maybe a little more), and weighs a whole lot. We stood it up next to our kids' play structure, buried it about one-quarter of the way into the dirt, and it provided years of climbing and sliding fun. Now, the kids are teenagers, and seem to have lost interest in it. Fickle!
Even the good stuff can move on to make room for the life you're living now (or want to be living!)
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I gave a friend of mine my 5-year-old digital camera when I realised that hers was even suckier. I get so many brownie points for it! She takes a lot of pictures of our friends, and she’s always shared those with all of us — now they look better. She also told me that she even figured out the macro settings on it and had taken good quality pictures of her jewelry, a first step in setting up a good website for her work. I feel so cool when she tells me those things, especially considering that it could just be sitting in a drawer collecting dust…