Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.
Like most of you I own many things that I treasure, there is a difference in treasuring, and must have. I don’t own anything that I absolutely must have.
Such are the people of the woods, they own few possessions, and even fewer that they treasure.
When one of our friends says that they are going to give you something you take it, no questions asked.
Once one of our guys named Catfish came to me beaming with pride, I have you something Larry, and you’re going to love it. I let it slide at that, but he next week here he came with a vest and handed it to me.
I know you love to wear vests in the winter so I got this one for you, he said with a big smile.
I took it from him and thanked him, and walked away. I later found out the vest was a large, I wear a 1 x or 2 x depending on the vest.
Recently Fred told me I have something for you, I said ok. He started to describe the gift and said you will just have to wait and see it. The next week here he came to meet me, reaching down in his pocket he pulled out a key chain with a miniature copy of the Bible on it.
The key chain and the vest are worthless in value, but in my eyes there is no money that could buy them. They were given to me from friends, who own nothing, who were so excited to share them with me.
Treasures from my friendships with the invisible people of the woods…
The Forgotten Shall Be Forgotten No More