Everyone should have something that inspires them to do more. Not just a thought but a physical object. It can be a photo, memento or other item when they look at it, it makes them feel good. On one of my searches for treasures, I was at a small, off the beaten path yard sale. It was filled with old wood, metal and other semi-broken items in the yard. I found one item that caught my eye. I looked at it and was mesmerized. It was just a pair of small wooden doors with brass hardware. The red was faded from being outdoors and the hardware was tarnished. When I picked them up out of the pile, it seemed more like trash than treasure. When I asked the woman sitting on the porch how much it was and she said $1, I knew it had to be mine. Along with the other small items I’d bought, I packed the doors into my car and couldn’t wait to get them home. I cleaned and scoured the hardware, sanded rough edges of the wood, and touched up some paint areas, but not too much because I sort of liked the roughness of it as well. I also lacquered it to seal up the design. When I was done, I was proud of myself. It may not win an award or be someone else’s taste, but to me, it brought out my creativity. It made me know finding something no one else wanted and giving it back life and meaning was what I enjoyed doing. I hung these doors in my office on the wall I face. When I look at these doors, I see what I like and what I can do. I see opportunity knocking and when it does, I want to be right there to open my own doors. I think everyone should find that something in their lives that inspires them. I absolutely love thrifting. Whether you have something as is or something you work on, go with your gut and do what makes you happy. Find your inspiration!