"Sending a handwritten letter is becoming such an anomaly. It's disappearing. My mom is the only one who still writes me letters. And there's something visceral about opening a letter - I see her on the page. I see her in her handwriting." - Steve Carell
The other day I received some clothes of his since we were the same size. I try to wear these clothes in my daily dress as much as I can. It makes me feel comfortable in my surroundings and especially on tough days, it is like he is with me.
Why am I sharing this story? A few years ago, I taught a leadership course and one of the classes we had was called the "gummy lump". The summary of the story was that there was a box which meant the world to a man. It was created by his daughter and although it may seem insignificant to many, it meant the world to him. The class was kind of a "grown-up show and tell", but we went around the room and brought an item which may have seemed insignificant, but meant the world to us. I honestly did not have a big item like this except for an old stuffed animal, but now my grandpas clothes are my "gummy lump". I feel like the times that he served, there were many soldiers who had letters from back home or little nick-nacks which meant the world to them as well. These items have special meaning and value to us, they are filled with love and mean many different things. What is your gummy lump?
Question time: What is your gummy lump?