The Purple Pouch
A gift passed down from a mother to a son. An heirloom coming from love. Sitting her son down by the couch she gives him the best gift, a little purple pouch. Her eyes are warm with pride for he has grown before her eyes. A boy to a man with a full life ahead. He looks at the pouch confused and perplexed. Questioning her intentions, he says “What’s this?” She patiently waits for him to open the bag. Curiosity took control of his hand.
Within the purple pouch are several small papers all written up with different answers. “That one is my great grandmothers card.” the mother said, “It’s her self-relization.” The grandmother had learned that she cannot lie she would rather just be honest and kind. “This heirloom is a collection of advice, passed on from generations of our kind,” she said. He was a bit bored but kept an open mind and started going through the cards. One at a time.
Keep an open mind. Always value yours and others time. Don't live to please others, live for yourself. If somethings to good to be true, it's probably a lie. He came across his grandfathers card, "Don't poison your body, life is short as it is already. Take your time to explore and see the world for your own eyes." he teared up remembering his grandfathers battle with lung cancer. Precious advise from long gone relatives made him more thankful for the time he had with them.
Flipping to another card, his mom interupts.“That one is mine,” she says nugging her son. “It says everyone is one of a kind.” He smiles at her then keeps going through the truths of life. “This one is blank. Why is that?” the son asks. “That one is yours, my boy. To write when you discover your truth. It might take awhile but when you do write it down and share with me and your kids to spread it’s use.” the mother says while happily hugging her son. He chuckles at the thought of having his own kids but hugs her for the new perspective.With a new appreciation for family in his heart, he carefully puts away the cards. Tucking them in the little purple pouch, and placing it safely in his pocket- to keep by his heart.