One Man’s Trash . . .


You have heard the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Well it can be said of your’s truly. Nadine and I drove to Owasso to help my youngest daughter move from Oklahoma to Colorado. We have been packing box after box. Rolls of packing tape. Little boxes. Medium boxes. Large boxes. Picture boxes. You name it we have packed with it. Until we came to a mirror that was too big for any of our boxes that we had.

No problem. We called an Aaron’s furniture store and asked if they had any larger boxes. A woman answered the phone and said that if they had any boxes that we wanted, they would be in back of the store. We took off and within a few minutes we arrived at the back of the store to our surprise.

What they had done is that when they wanted to discard mattresses or couches or cardboard boxes, they just opened the back door and threw it out the back. It was the craziest thing to see discarded trash anywhere they could find a spot.

What we really wanted was a large cardboard box to fit the large mirrors in and so I had to go dumpster diving. To my surprise I found the treasure that I was looking for

As I said, “Someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure, namely mine. Where there is a will there is a way. On this journey, you never know where your next treasure will be. You sometimes need to be creative and think outside the box. Happy Hunting.

About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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