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The Garage Sale©

(By Wayne L. Misner,

  Look at where you are in life.  We look at each other.  Each of us is a composite of our experiences--the good, the bad, and the ugly.  When someone comes into our life they should accept us for who we are baggage and all.

  It is said, “Our future happiness may well depend on our ability to leave the past behind.”  

  Imagine we are in a “Garage Sale,” sitting in a driveway on some old table. You buy us “as is.”  Think of it more as if we were a valuable, rare antique piece of furniture.  Each bump, bruise, and scratch are part of the history that makes this antique so scarce, precious, and valuable.

  Just like the antique, we cannot be replaced even through we contain flaws.  You might be able to do some restoration, renovate pieces, and recondition areas; but you are not going to change a dresser into a chair.  

  So I leave you with these two thoughts--protecting your heart from pain risks experiencing no feelings. Remember love is like paint - you can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself.