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Guest Blogger: New vs. old

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Do you like the word ‘new’?

Usually, when something is new, it is good.

Whether it’s a new item or new thought, it often makes people feel good to have new things.

A lot of areas in the United States have the word ‘new’ attached to them, like New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and New Orleans. The first settlers of those territories identified those lands as new and good.

However, it isn’t just new things that are good.

There are old things that are good too. For example, it’s always nice to see old friends.

I admire many people from old times such as Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Old clothes can be good, too.

Sure sometimes if you’ve been wearing an item of clothing for a long time, you might get tired of it. However, if there was an item of clothing you have that you really like but haven’t worn in a really long time, finding it and wearing it again could be nicer than buying new clothes.

New is good, but it can be better to find things that we’ve had all along but have neglected for a long time.

Whether it’s old shoes, an old watch, or an old friend, I hope you’d be able to appreciate them by finding new meaning and new hope in them this week.

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Jean Youn is the owner of Value Village Cleaners at 912 West Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale 91202. For details on services, coupons and more, check out the Value Village Cleaners website  here.

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