I had them stop and think though-what is one thing (not person, etc) that you really love, that is really special, that you really wish you could have with you ALL the time. The answers were very sweet-teddy bears, blankies, mom's old shirt, soccer ball, and whoopie cushion (there's always one.)
I started thinking about the one thing I can't live without. First thought-my phone. I love it. I need it. I have to have it! Next thought-pen and paper. I LOVE to write. Next-computer. I like to be connected. Next thought-books, not just any books-children's books. I can read them to my T! No, no, no. None of those worked. I can live without all of those things.
Then it came to me. Pictures. I love pictures. I love seeing my little guys' face, my beautiful niece's toothless smile, my gorgeous little sister, my sweet mom and dad, my funny granny, my cousins and their children and their children, my students old and new, and so on.
Photos. Memories. Treasures. I've lost both my sister and brother and I cherish their pictures now more than ever. Sharing them with T makes me feel like they are still here, laughing and fighting and goofing off and growing old together.
The one thing I can't live without is pictures. How about you?