As we move beyond building our careers and families, and into that stage of life where we fully understand that our relationships mean so much more to us than our material possessions, many begin to give away some of those favorite possessions that are also loved by dear friends and family.
My sister did this when she was first diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. She fought it, and went through all the treatments, and we were lucky to have her with us for another four years.
She was blessed with so many friends, and began to give some of her most loved possessions to many of them, while she was still living, and could see the joy they got from the gift. That process reflected love and joy back to her, knowing they would remember her each time they saw or used or wore their gift from her.