Who Needs Things?

Past Christmas presents . . .

It was a Lalique crystal decanter. It lived on my mantle where no one could touch it, even me. I kept it filled with jelly beans. Oh, how I loved that Lalique decanter! Then one day my cat jumped up on the mantle and shattered my crystal perfection. I too was shattered until  I remembered all the times my cat comforted me when I needed comforting . . .

A friend is more valuable that any thing.