Yes and No…


My sweet daughters got me a new set of cookware for Mother’s Day and my upcoming birthday…and…as good as it looked sitting on the dining room table…I knew the time would come…when I had to put it away…

This weekend…was the time…it really wasn’t such a big job…but…it required…purging…the cabinet of that cookware I no longer used…including the set of avocado green Club Aluminum I got for my 18th birthday…

Funny…that was hard to do…even though I haven’t used it in the five years I’ve lived in this house…I’ve had it my entire adult life…it went to college with me…it went to my first house with me…and every house since…

Anyway…before I work myself into a panic and rescue it from the garage sale stash…I’ll move on…

So…it wasn’t such a big job…I was pleased with the results…I’m anxious to use the new cookware…and…I thought that was that…

But…oh…no…Bertha…got involved…saying that it all reminded her of my life…that…every time I say…yes…to something…I say…no…to something else…

Huh…

She said that when I said yes to the new cookware…I said no to the old…she went on to use the example of buying groceries…when I say yes to going to the grocery store…I’m saying no to staying home and watching TV…and of course…vice versa…

She continued with lots of examples…I won’t bore you with all of them…but her main point was…that every yes has a no…and…every no has a yes

Hmmm…

Jane

2 thoughts on “Yes and No…

  1. How thoughtful and wonderful your daughters are, Jane. I’m afraid Bertha seems a bit cranky today. Maybe she felt left out.

    I find the easiest way to quiet my mind over a choice of letting in new is to give the old to someone who can use it.

    I love reading Bertha wisdom

    • Thanks Malana…I’m laughing about Bertha being cranky…and feeling left out. I think I must have been rushing to get the blog finished because I was running a little late. 😉 I agree with you about donating…and these pots and pans will probably end up with a friend or family member as my family has a total recycling system going.

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