Just a thought:
Why do I want to remember things so badly? I keep things to remind me of moments in time that are gone. They were good times... times I felt connected, loved, approved. I have transcripts and report cards, special birthday and Christmas cards, ticket stubs, and in this new age... emails, text messages, even voice mails. And when it gets to the end of the 14 days it will save a voice mail, I send it to myself and save it again. I cling desperately to fleeting things, moments in time, the past.
Paul says to forget what is behind and press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. But it feels so good to remember. And so I guess the trick is to live every day with love so that each day will be filled with moments we would want to remember and cherish. We won't need to hang on to old memories because we will make new ones every morning. God's grace is new every morning, so should ours be.
So I delete saved voice mails and emails, I recycle old cards (most of them), and try to weed through the trinkets. I will try to spend more time with you, call you more often, send you a card out of season... we'll see.