If you want something to last forever
You treat it differently.
You shield it and protect it.
You never abuse it.
You do not expose it to the elements.
You do not make it common or ordinary.
If it ever becomes tarnished,
You lovingly polish it until it gleams like new.
It becomes special
Because you have made it so,
And it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.
By F. Burton Howard.