This morning I took my 1995 Civic in for an oil change. My car has over 200,000 miles on it and I am the first owner. I love my car! Yes, I know the paint looks bad. One of my friends teases me about if they still make the parts for the car. This morning, I called him and told him that they still make windshield wipers for the car. We both laughed! I was at the dealership waiting for my car to be finished. (Yes, I go to the dealership…..that story is for another blog.) While there, I was on the phone with my sister. We were talking about if I were to get another car, that I would I would want to be able to plug in my iPod. Then we laughed because my car has an cassette player, which they don’t make tapes anymore. 🙂 It is funny that while writing this, I look at the window and see this car outside my window.
On my way home, I started thinking about how we throw things out too fast. Most people would have gotten rid of my car long ago….if it were this old. I know that eventually I will have to get a new car, but why should I…..so I can plug in my iPod, have a navigation system, or bluetooth? For me to have all these gadgets is NOT a reason to get a new car right now and have a payment!
This now brings me to my friend Debi. She owns Vintage, a store, in Doylestown! It is an amazing store- that you should visit if ever in Doylestown. It is full of Treasures that people don’t want anymore. At Vintage, they find a new home with people that want them. Debi is living her dream with this store (love seeing people live their dream). I have gotten some great glasses and bowls, along with other treasures. She is someone who believes in there is a place for everything and not in the trash. Below are a few pictures!
I have come to the conclusion today that we throw many things out for something shiny and new. The shiny and new might not be better.
“Travel with Laughter”