Golden Rules

Who doesn’t love a golden rule?

When I ¬†first heard this rule, back when I was much younger, it didn’t nearly make the impression it should have (I was a very messy teenager).

Now as I get about spring cleaning. Sorting out the overflowing cupboards and draws of odds and ends this famous quote runs through my mind like a mantra.

As I help my daughter tidy her room, exasperated and amazed by the seemingly endless pieces of miniature plastic that I need to pick up. I offer up broken toys and pieces of box modelling to her, asking …

“now is this beautiful or useful? Or does it go in the bin?”

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