Sentimental precious items we overlook and under appreciate at home

@bryanwmc (1052)
Malaysia
March 10, 2013 6:33pm CST
Pause for a moment and consider the items you use or display at your house or workplace or perhaps even in your car,what item can you think of that you own gives you comfort.? What item is it that you own is very dear to you and which you are very attached to and fond of? Something you are so very used to having and taken for granted , that should you lose it it may make you very uncomfortable or even sad because it is an items that may have very special meaning and sentimental value to you. Many of us take for granted items that may hold special significance and value but we fail to appreciate the item , until suddenly at some point , something happens , it gets broken or lost and then we realise how attached we are to it and the sentimental value to us . For me personally , 2 items i have at home is very precious to me, an old accoustic guitar i have, nothing special with the instrument. It is of a cheap brand that can be easily bought at most music stores , only that this particular guitar i have had for 20 years and is the very 1st one i own . So many happy fond memories of my youth days of learning and playing music with friends and the carefree fun we had. Of course i own a much better sounding and higher quality guitar now but the other older guitar feels much more precious to me than the more expensive one i own now. But hands down, the most precious item of sentimental value to me at my house is actually a little pink crash helmet.. I bought that helmet for my daughter when she was starting nursery school aged 4 . And i needed to send her and fetch her to and from day care everyday with a scooter. The helmet always triggers memories of a doting father and an adorable little daughter having so much fun together riding around the neighbourhood in my motorized scooter exploring the playgrounds. Precious memories of my daughter when she was at the most cutest and fun to be with age of 4 till 6 years old. So mull over the items that you have now at home and see if you can determine or realise just how special it mght be
2 responses
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
11 Mar 13
For me, one of the most sentimental thing that I own that doesn't really have that much value is a necklace with a crucifix pendant given to me by my husband the day before we got married. It is the day of our seminar with the priest and I guess he was just finding the right time to give it to me. When it comes to the part for us to say how much we love our would be spouses, he said nothing but just put that necklace on my neck. It spoke a whole lot about his feelings for me more than words can say.
@bryanwmc (1052)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 13
Emotional worth or value of the necklace, priceless. Don't think we can put a price tag on items like this. it may be a worthless piece of jewellery and accessory if thinking about the market value but when valued from the perspective of the giver and receiver, it cannot be determined. The emotional link it represents, for instance, hypothetically speaking , if the necklace is missing and you guys are filthy rich, offering a money reward for finding it, a figure a thousand times more than what the necklace is really worth monetarily is not too far fetched. Value is in the emotional symbolism.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
10 Mar 13
one of my items that is precious to me at home is my lap top. it is my main source of entertainment. another thing i love is my ps3 system. my baby brought if for my as a b-day gift. i watch movies and play games on there and have lots of fun. these are things around my house that i don't take for granted.
@bryanwmc (1052)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 13
precious indeed and invaluable as a tool for stress relieve and RnR. Same with me , even though there is a DVD player connected to a HD TV set still i often times prefer to use my laptop to watch the DVD movie. And neither do i take my laptop for granted as well, it is the source of my bread and butter.i take dutiful care of it careful not to download indiscriminately apps i like, worrried about infections . But well , as for sentimental value..therer isn't any...meaning i will not be too upset if the laptop or PS3 gets damaged,.maybe annoyed at the monetary factor of having to spend to fix but emotionally , no attachment .