He who trusts in his riches will fall,
But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
Ian and I have embarked on an ambitious project of cleaning out some of the detritus we’ve accumulated over 3 years (so far) in this apartment. Mostly this means we’ve ruthlessly admitted that we won’t be using those notebooks full of college class notes, that we don’t need those programs from plays we saw six years ago, that birthday cards from our 17th birthdays were nice then but probably not worth keeping for almost a decade, that maps from trails we once hiked won’t help much in the future, that pictures of friends I haven’t spoken to since high school probably don’t need to hang around any longer. As a result, we spent several fairly boring hours exclaiming “Oh, I forgot I had this!” –and then tossing it into the recycle pile.
In an unmarked envelope buried deep in our file cabinet, he had unearthed $900 in hundred-dollar bills. We continue to be utterly shocked at this discovery, and let me say, it certainly gives me more motivation to keep cleaning!