I think collections are pretty cool. We all have them and they’ve changed as we change. When I was younger, my room was full of stuffed animals, bells and unicorns.
I loved the feel of the soft plush babies and animals! Everyday I would arrange them randomly on my bed. My unicorns and bells were on my shelves and counters.
I still have ONE unicorn from my original collection, a Christmas Ornament that I hang on my tree each year.
When I married, I couldn’t take them all with me, so I started giving them away to the children that I worked with each week. With the exception of a monkey that I got when I was 11, I packed up all of my stuffed animals, hoping to “save” them and I don’t recall what became of my bells. Odd.
Fast forward to today. I collect spoons from the various places I travel and without realizing it, I collect rocks. The top shelf on my desk has about 50ish rocks there. Each rock was carefully selected by a precious little princess and brought in with a gleaming smile. After receiving a huge thank you hug, the adorable princess, Megan, would scamper off with her heart soaring because she gave me a treasure. The unique thing about this collection is that I never once told Megan that I collected rocks. I don’t. BUT…I truly do love rocks. All shapes and sizes. Don’t ask why, as I haven’t got a clue.
It started when I was younger. We’d travel to the mountains and I’d see smooth stones, flat rocks or sparkly rocks and would admire them. Even now when I go on hikes or nature walks, I’m draw to huge rocks, especially if they are near a river, creek or even ocean side. Nothing like sitting on a HUGE rock near a body of water. I could sit and gaze for hours.
Here are some collections that I’ve run across:
Sugar packets – who knew?
Do you collect anything without realizing that you do? Look around, you may be surprised.
Let me take a peek into what brings you joy…. tell me – What do you collect?
Is that different than what you collected as a child?
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