I keep a box under my bed with all my sentimentals… Birthday cards, ticket stubs, certificates and the like. I go through this box at least once a year. What I find so interesting, is that every year I sit down to sort through my “memories”, I find things that last year were still important to me and this year suddenly have no interest to me. This affirms my theory that I’m constantly changing and growing.
One last note: It takes mindfulness to do this task. Try to go through sentimentals when you’re not emotionally heightened, and also when you’re not easily distracted. If it’s too overwhelming, pick a small box to go through, or a small pile, or even just do 10 minutes, with a timer.
As always, I’m cheering you on with GRACE!