#Bloganuary 2023 Prompt Day 4 and 5

Day 4 of Bloganuary asked the question, “What is a treasure that’s been lost?”

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I am an overly sentimental person. Once I receive a physical item, I would never lose it. Everything is a treasure in my eyes. Unfortunately, over the years, I have either had to reluctantly abandon some things or forced to leave behind.

When I moved to Utah from Texas over 15 years ago, I was forced to leave a lot of things behind because we had to move out of the apartment in secrecy so my mentally-unstable step-father didn’t try to stop us. If he did, it could’ve been violent. We packed all the essentials into a tiny sedan and drove 2 days from Central Texas to North Utah.

One of the things I left behind was a Minnie Mouse watch – the first gift after arriving in the U.S. I don’t know whether I left the watch behind because of bad memories, whether I left it behind on purpose to give my step-father something to remember me by, or I had completely forgotten about it in the midst of the chaos.

My mom asked a few times about that watch, asked me where was the watch. “I don’t know,” would be my response.

Day 5 of Bloganuary asked, “What brings you joy in life?”

I used to have this quote on the front page of my blog because this was and is how I find joy in life – to hope, to dream…

“In all things it is better to hope than to despair. – Von Goethe”

My joy in life isn’t anything physical and tangible. It’s just the hope that sooner or later, things will get better. Even in the darkest of times, knowing everything will be okay or get better can offer anyone a sliver of hope and perhaps joy.

16 thoughts on “#Bloganuary 2023 Prompt Day 4 and 5

  1. I’m rather sentimental about inanimate objects. I always have been. Probably doesn’t help that I name everything, my car, my kayak, my bike.. I’m sorry about your lost treasures. I hope there are more things that bring you joy and looking to better days.

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    1. I’m horrible at coming up with names but I’ve always seen inanimate objects as something with feelings, like if I accidentally dropped my water bottle, I would feel its pain. Is that weird? I hear only empaths can have this kinda-like 6th sense.

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