The value of being broken

My hands are often clumsy. I seem to drop things all the time. Thankfully, most of the time the things I drop are not breakable – simple things like a pencil, my keys or a book. But, there are times when I drop a glass, a favorite coffee mug or a piece of china, and it shatters, pieces lying all over the floor.

Usually the broken glass or dish is easily replaced but not always. Years ago I was devastated when I dropped an old, yellow Fire King bowl full of banana pudding in my driveway as I was heading out to a family dinner.

Read the complete column in the May 9 Kossuth County Advance.

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