It’s September, and it’s a wonderful four-day weekend for me! I’m feeling a lot happier than I was in my last post. Amazing how something simple as a four-day weekend can do to one’s mood. Anyway, it’s time for another round of Timeless Thoughts, a monthly blog link-up run by Georgie and me. This month’s entry is hosted by me, so if you would like to participate, you’re more than welcome to join our link-up by submitting your entry with the link-up widget located at the end of this entry! This link-up is opened for two weeks, and your entry can be about anything you find unforgettable from your past or present! It can be an object, an event, a person — anything goes — and you can have more than one thing you miss. For this month, here’s what I’ve been missing lately!
Ah, Lisa Frank. I remember being completely enthralled by those products. The rainbow colours, the cute characters, the stationery supplies — all of them appealed to me back when I was into such super colourful and cutesy designs. I’d wanted everything Lisa Frank and I’d begged my dad to order them through the catalogue. I cannot remember what I had ordered all now, but there were two things I’ve kept all these years because I hadn’t want to throw them away — my sticker and eraser collections. I’d kept the boxes and their original contents, and I’d even added a few other non-Lisa Frank stickers and erasers over the years. These boxes were my babies, and I’d cherished them for about twenty years.
A few weeks ago, though, while I went through my things, I asked myself, “Why am I keeping these?” Sure, I kept them for nostalgic purposes because I wanted something from my childhood, but what was I going to do with them? I was just letting them sit and collect dust. I don’t use the erasers, nor do I do anything with the stickers. My brief contemplation led me to realise that I don’t need to hoard these any longer and I can pass on one of my beloved childhood keepsakes to a little kid who’d love and appreciate them like I had. My friends and I had shared Lisa Frank with each other, and now it’s time to share it with the new generation of little girls (and boys, if they want!) who’ll appreciate the vibrant designs.
I gave my collections to one of my favourite kids from my previous workplace. Her mum and I’ve also grown to be good friends, and when I brought up the idea of giving her kid my collections, she said, “‘Libby’ will love them! Lisa Frank missed out on the one kid who’d have funded her entire retirement!” We both laughed, and I knew then I’d found the perfect child to take over my cherished collections. When her mum gave them to her for me, Libby disappeared into her room for two hours. Hearing that made my smile since that indicated to me perfectly that the collections had enthralled her. I am content with my decisions. I’ll miss them, but it was time to part with them.
Did you like Lisa Frank products? What are some things you’ve kept from your childhood? Share with me in the comments!
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