By Joseph J. Mazzella • August 1, 2015
Our neighbors had to move away recently. An older couple they were headed North to help take care of her sisters who were in ill health. I am going to miss them. They were both so good and kind-hearted. He was a Rembrandt when it came to home repairs and helped both me and my Dad fix up our homes. She was always ready to share a sweet smile, an encouraging word, and a delicious dessert.
The day of the move two friends and I helped him to load their belongings into the moving van. As we squeezed out every spare inch of space we could in it, I thought of what I would have to carry and load if I ever had to move again. Even with my tiny home there would be couches, tables, chairs, beds, blankets, and box springs. There would be televisions, stereos, computers, desks, dressers, and drawers. There would be a washer, dryer, stove, microwave, refrigerator, and freezer. There would be boxes of books, plates, dishes, cups, silver ware, pots, pans, a coffee maker, and a popcorn popper. There would be closets of clothes, suitcases, old writings in shoe boxes, and even more boxes full of food, pictures, mementoes, and other miscellaneous items. My back started hurting just thinking about it.
Thankfully, the last trip that I take I will be packing light. There will be no u-hauls on my hearse. The only things we can take with us into the next life are the wisdom we have gained and the love we have shared. True wisdom never weighs you down and sharing love only leaves you feeling lighter.
Keep filling those empty boxes in your mind with wisdom. Keep sharing love from the suitcase of your soul. Pack your life full of faith, goodness, kindness, and helping others. Then you will be ready when God's moving company finally brings you home.
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