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hiding_ My Josiah is a happy, loving, sweet little darling. He truly is.


He's got his quirks.

One of them is that he is a hoarder.

You should see under his bed, y'all. It's a hot mess under there. What's funny is that he isn't shoving junk underneath there when I ask him to pick up his room.

Nope, that's where the little squirrel puts his most prized possessions.

Which include, but are not limited to ::

fish toys anything Angry Birds cars gum. lots of gum. Thanks Grandma! bandaids flash lights Star Wars figures slippers my makeup random papers slippers sticks rocks hockey pucks golf balls

If he loves it and it fits, it's doomed to a life under the bed. Poor lovely things.

I tried to remedy the situation by giving him a cool box to put only his most special things in. That lasted about half a day and he was back to his old crazy antics. Stinker!

Me: Why are you putting all your favorite things under your bed, Josiah? Si: I don't want anyone taking my things. Me: Who is going to take them? Si: You know.....people. Me: But don't you want to play with them? How do you even know what's under there? Si: I do play with them. I just put them back when I'm done. That way I always know what's under there. Me: Oy.

I blame his daddy. After weeks of wondering why Si was doing this, Josh fessed up that he had told Josiah that he hid things from his three older brothers under the bed when he was a youngster.

And now Si proudly carries on the hoarding tradition.

I'm working on breaking it. You betcha I am.

So that's the point of my rambles? The lesson here to be uncovered for all of us, young and old?

Don't hoard, y'all.

Your best gifts? Share 'em. Don't hide them!

I'm talking your talents. Your personality. Your home.

Your time. Your stuff. Your money.

Your love. Your faith.

Everything you've got.

Please don't tuck your best away and keep it all to yourself. Don't be selfish. Live generously. Give freely.

Look for ways to bless, bless, bless.

We have been entrusted by God with much and He expects us to fulfill our responsibilities by using our gifts according to his purpose.

So share the love, dears. Share the love.

The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. ~Psalm 24:1