A picture is worth 1000 words. This safe has been through a lot. Tell its story.

 

Though its hinges were rusted and its lock no longer worked, the safe stood strong and true keeping locked up within, it’s most valuable treasure, its history.  It had seen much of the world over the years, knew the suffering of its people; people intent on getting ahead only to look back at the end of their days dismayed by what had passed them by in their hunger to reach the top.  This safe may look old and useless now, but even the old and useless have a place in the world, playing a more integral role than one can ever image! This safe once held the riches of the Queen of England, keeping her precious treasures secure, guiding them with its life.  Then one day, the safe broke down, rust and age eating away at its insides.  What did this guardian of treasures get in return for its diligent watch over those precious materialistic treasures? It was abandoned by the roadside, not a single word of thanks directed its way.  A life spent in service to others was rewarded by getting left for rats and mice to make their home inside it.  Think carefully about how you treat one another.  We are not possessions meant to be collected than disguarded when we become too old to fulfill our role.  We should respect the beauty in humans and objects no matter how old they become. With age truly does come experience.  But will it be too late to learn from experience, if you abandon it at the first signs of aging for a newer, younger version? There is history in the old, and much to be taught, we only have to be willing to open our minds to see the opportunity this affords us.  Don’t play it “safe” take a leap of faith and obtain knowledge greater than you ever imagined!

 Image credit: “safe” – © 2007 Paul Keller – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic

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