A friend of mine who is a wonderful comic (www.donnaeast.com) said, “You are like Hector the Collector”, I replied who is that and then she shared this beautiful poem.
HECTOR THE COLLECTOR
by Shel Silverstein
Hector the Collector
Collected bits of string,
Collected dolls with broken heads
And rusty bells that would not ring.
Pieces out of picture puzzles,
Bent-up nails and ice-cream sticks,
Twists of wires, worn-out tires,
Paper bags and broken bricks.
Old chipped vases, half shoelaces,
Gatlin’ guns that wouldn’t shoot,
Leaky boats that wouldn’t float
And stopped-up horns that wouldn’t toot.
Butter knives that had no handles,
Copper keys that fit no locks,
Rings that were too small for fingers,
Dried-up leaves and patched-up socks.
Worn-out belts that had no buckles,
‘Lectric trains that had no tracks,
Airplane models, broken bottles,
Three-legged chairs and cups with cracks.
Hector the Collector
Loved these things with all his soul‹
Loved them more than shining diamonds,
Loved them more than glistenin’ gold.
Hector called to all the people,
“Come and share my treasure trunk!”
And all the silly sightless people
Came and looked…and called it junk.
The Resource Girl does come from a family of organized hoarders, yes I said organized. There might be a lot of stuff in my relatives possession but it is all relatively organized. For more than 4 years, I have been on a journey of release and really embracing “less is more”; however when it comes to resources for saving money and creating a healthy financial life-there really can’t be too many.
Here is a list to guide you to fruitful savings:
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To Prosperity and Continued Hope,