When my father died in 2011, I took on the task of cleaning out his office and storing many of his files. It was a tough thing to do, and so I just put things into boxes and stored them in a closet.
Recently, I took those items out of the boxes and went through them one-by-one. We are making a move into a new home and I needed to decide what to keep, what to give away and what to throw away.
What I found in those boxes not only gave me insight into his life and leadership, but it also gave me a stark look at my own life.