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In my bedroom, I’ve pinned a dream board with small clippings and fortunes from Chinese restaurants taped on it. Some people would call that hoarding, but I call it collecting.

The fortunes serve as reminders of inspiration and hope (and my love for Chinese takeout). They often have quotes like “today it’s up to you to create the peacefulness you long for.” Others include humorous one liners such as “wrong cookie.” The dream board hangs next to my bed so I can read the fortunes any time I need to.

I’m not superstitious and believe those fortunes that tell me that I’ll meet the love of my life within the next 24 hours. That’d be ridiculous. But, they provide light-hearted laughs around the dinner table and remembrance of the memories they’re associated with.

 

Ticket stubs from movie theaters litter my dream board as well. Taped up with the fortunes, photo strips, stickers, and magazine snippets remind me of great memories worth keeping forever.

I’m running out of room on the board for more items. Lack of space won’t keep me from collecting memories. Whether it’s by filling up iPhone storage space with photos or printing pictures for a scrapbook, I’m always looking for ways to hold on to memories for as long as I can.

Try it sometime. Start taking photos of friends at random times. Tape or pin them to the wall. Collect something that reminds you of good days in case you ever need the smile.

P.S. I don’t even like the cookies the fortunes come in.

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