It is so fitting because children do love to cram things in their pockets and at their age everything seems to be a treasure. Saturday my daughter managed to stuff twenty-two gemstones and bells in her two pockets that measure maybe one and a half inches by two inches. The fabric was very stretchy which made it look even more comical.
As an adult I rarely have much in my pockets. Honestly, I am usually in yoga pants and have no pockets. If there is something in my pockets it is my phone or change from a purchase or on occasion some gemstones, though honestly this last one is very rare the last couple years.
It made me think; as adults have we lost our love of treasure? My first thought was maybe it is because the things we own are just too big to fit in our pocket, But as I thought about my most cherished things, I realized none of them were things.
It's not that the stuff I kept from my grandparents' estate or things given to me by people I love are not appreciated. But when it comes down to it the things that mean the most to me are the people I love and the moments we create together.
I'm grateful to be overflowing with my heart's treasures. I'm grateful to create more treasures each day by spending time with the ones I love. I'm grateful to know, even in yoga pants, my pockets are overflowing. I'm grateful for the laugh we got as my daughter tried to walk with her full pockets. I'm grateful for the fun we have had with a sensory table of jingle bells and gemstones. I'm grateful for the sweet book "I Wish You More." I'm grateful for all the sentiment it conveys. I'm grateful to know my daughter's treasures will shift as she ages and her pockets can always remain full.
What "fills" your pockets? What treasures mean the most to you?
May today remind us the beauty of moments. May our perspective fill our pockets and our hearts with loving treasures. Have a beautiful day!