Wednesday, July 4, 2012

There was this post that a friend came across on Facebook. He sent it to me and it got me thinking.

It said, "After 65 years of being together with her husband an old lady was asked how they did it? She replied, 'we lived in a time when if something broke, we fixed it. We didn't just throw it out.'"

Our generation is too impatient to bother fixing anything. A phone, laptop or relationship. We don't want to invest the time and effort in fixing it. "If it's broken then throw it away." That's our motto.

But we don't realise that there are so many things in life worth fixing. So many things that are actually better when fixed. The cracks and tape tell tales of care, patience and love. The glue and sticky fingers tell of time invested and something saved.

And honestly, the fact that you fixed it just adds to its value.

So I'm gonna fix things. And use all the glue and tape I can. Because just maybe, that fixed mug or mended relationship is worth it.


Neetii said...

aha positivity! :)

Ayesha said...

It's very very short-lived. It'll go away.

Neetii said...

and it'll come back. oscillations.

Ayesha said...

Yes. True. But most common and most permanent state of mind is the last post :p

I do truly believe this though. I'm a fixer. It fits in with the hoarder part of me very well.