Thursday, October 26, 2017

Favorite Quotes: A Ship in Harbor is Safe

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

-John A. Shedd

This quote does remind me of how we often acquire things and rarely use them. I always thought many collectors of many things had very little use out of their stuff. My wife Daisy for example would often want a video game console but rarely ever play anything on it. While I'm guilty to an extent, when I get something I hope to use it for its full purpose. But then you have the people who have nice things and refuse to use them because they're afraid of ruining them. 

10 comments:

Jenn said...

I am guilty of that, however I do try and get rid of stuff once a year, I donate anything that is donatable. Is that a word?

Lois said...

I'm afraid I am a little guilty of doing this too.

Martha said...

I think most of us are guilty of this. But as I get older, my view has changed. I'm not taking anything with you, and I'll only live for so long...why not enjoy it all while I can?

Cloudia said...

When I lived on my boat I answered: "A home SHOULD be safe in the harbor!" LOL

Mary Kirkland said...

That's very true. I have things in my closet that I never use.

JACKIESUE said...

I'm bad about hanging onto those size 10 jeans.

stephen Hayes said...

Isn't this where the phrase comes into play: "You can't have your cake and eat it too"?

Sandra Cox said...

The 'don't use it except for special occasions' was engrained in us as kids. One thing I used that I wish I hadn't was a handmade quilt by my grandmother.

Christine said...

I should enjoy my things more, guilty!

Fundy Blue said...

Yikes ~ I'm guilty of not using my beautiful china and silver!