Why so many? Abstinence is the key.
It’s much easier NOT to enter into temptation, than to resist it once you are there. This is a biblical truth that applies to all situations in life. You can apply it to the Thanksgiving table with all its trimmings, (thanks for the abundance) to what will soon be sitting under the Christmas tree, or personal encounters that are better left unexplored, choose your battle. Mine? Well, besides fabric, of course, there is the ribbon aisle.
I’ll be darned if those colorful wound up satin strands don’t shout my name everytime I enter a craft store! And with all the discounts and coupons, hello 70% off? I succomb once again, to the extent that they no longer fit in my cabinet. The problem lies in that I know every ribbon I have, which one I need to buy more of, and which one, I definitely, have never seen before. It’s like the person who has a wine cellar and knows every vintage he has in there (aka husband). Or the person who loves movies and can recall everyone (nephew). Or the librarian who can tell you where every book is on the shelf (me).