" And so she saved her almost- never-used sterling for at least 40 years, till the day a thief broke into the house and lifted it.
The burglar wasn't caught and her silver wasn't recovered. What she had been saving for "best" was long gone. She had also kept her silverware saved in a wooden box till the day she asked herself why she was saving it. Silk wedding shoes. Besides enjoying her attractive sterling silver each day, Carolyn's mummy gained another benefit from her decision. She no longer had to polish tainted silver. A mind-set of profusion always includes a cognizance of excess in the present time. Excess is the assumption that at the moment you've more than enough. Each time my mother-in-law set the table with her chrome steel flatware rather than the sterling silver, she was asserting to herself and everybody else, "This moment is not really worth the best I have. She lived in the selection of her present life.