What have you received that you consider a treasure?
There are those who may be tempted to state some piece of jewelry, artwork, a spectacular home…and those would be nice gifts to receive, no doubt about it.
I tend to think of treasure as something priceless…not simply something expensive. When I think of what is priceless in my life, it is people. Especially family. I have some very close friends that fit into the treasure category, too, but my mind goes first to family…and I think that’s how it should be.
As precious as a spouse is, perhaps the greatest treasure that is given to us is our children…then grandchildren. We didn’t earn them. We didn’t work to acquire them. They are a gift, a priceless gift.
Today’s photo from last Saturday speaks of one such gift and of the parents who lost a treasure. As I stand before a tombstone like this, my heart breaks. I don’t know anything about Daniel or his family, but I could weep just imagining the pain and heartbreak they must have endured.
May Daniel rest in peace…and may peace descend on all who have lost such treasures.
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: it takes approximately 69,000 venom extractions from a coral snake (very deadly, by the way) to fill a 1-pint container. Better not let one bite you.