Imagine my surprise when I saw this at lunchtime:
When I took the pitcher and headed back to the trash with it, they protested, "But, Mom, we can't get rid of it. It has too many memories. Besides, Dad can fix it."
Never mind that I have 3 other pitchers in the cabinet (OK, I actually have 5 more.) or that this one has served way past its life expectancy -- 3 meals a day for at least 325 days of each of the past 6 years -- it has too many memories.
And who says our children don't learn from our example? While I appreciate their thriftiness, I am saddened that they, like their mama, have trouble knowing when it's time to let go.
Whether its a broken pitcher, a habit, or a relationship that drags us down, we all need to learn how to evaluate the true cost of hanging on or letting go. It's a matter of gaining the right perspective and making wise choices.