"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where theives break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."-Matthew 6:19-21
What an outstanding reminder of our earthly purpose! We live in a world that lacks delayed gratification, instead bowing to the I've got to have it now syndrome. And for what? It'll break, rust, decay, or simply become outdated, or out of style within a short period of time. Our focus should be on what is important for the long term, not the shallow satisfaction of the here and now. How long does the memory of a baby's laughter stay with us? It never seems to go out of style. What a keepsake is the longing glance of the one you love, something that you carry forever. These are the "things" we need to strive for, and put on the top of our "to do" list.
Material things leave us, relationships do not. While the people may go, their memory is implanted on our being. Be one of those memories!