Cherish the old.
Love the sun-fading on your quilt that speaks of sunny days stored up for Winter's chill.
Smile at the bent pages of your Bible that has fed your soul so many times.
Value the tell-tale wrinkles around the eyes that reveal someone's habitual smile.
Appreciate the outdated technology that encourages you to live real life.
Enjoy that annoying quirk because someday you will give anything to have that person annoy you one more time.
Return to the song that was the soundtrack to so many valleys and mountaintops.
Make that same-old recipe that is somehow just as good as when you were five.
Treasure who you have because they are yours.
The constant pursuit of the next new thing becomes a pursuit of newness itself. It is frivolous, fruitless, and deeply unsatisfying.
Embracing the old for contentment's sake transforms the shabby into the loved, the repetitive into the comforting, the not-good-enough into the simple joy, the despised into the treasured.
"For I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." Philippians 4:11
“One Big Circle- Day 05,” © 2012 Steven Worster, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.