All my life I have put special things away “in a safe place” and promptly forgotten where they were put. It got so bad that I have been training myself not to do this, not to put things away safely but to leave them in the normal place where I would expect them to be.
This morning I discovered I had regressed – an important paper had been put away in that Safe Place and I spent more than an hour looking for it.
Thankfully I did find it, but it reminded me that it is not a good thing for me to do. I have a drawer where I keep all my papers and it would have been easy to simply drop it in there and then I would have been able to find it!
Twice I have had major issues with this bad habit of mine, and both times I had given up on ever finding the items again.
I lost two of my rings once and after searching high and low for months I came to the conclusion that perhaps we had had a thief enter the house. Then, several months later again, I found them slipped into a book that I hadn’t finished reading and it had been sitting in my bedside drawer all that time. (I know, I should clean that drawer out more often!).
The other occasion was a substantial amount of cash. Of course, that had to be hidden in the safest of places – never to be found again! At least, not for nearly three years. We even moved house in the interim but all the searching under the sun never found it.
The flat pile of notes was tucked down inside the inner pocket of a backpack (a good reason why everything should be well searched before it is disposed of). I was very happy to find the money!
Do you ever have trouble finding things that are hiding in Safe Places?
The cacti here are some that I saw on a visit to the Sonora Desert in Arizona in 2010. I don’t think I will hide anything among them!