Love your tools!
“A tool is generally considered to be anything that is used to carry out a function. Tools typically live in a box or a drawer. You grab one whenever you need to fix something, then put it back.
My parents taught me that tools are all around us, throughout our homes and at work. They spent time buying only what they needed, and taking great care to ensure longevity. They were always happy to share not just their tools, but to help others fix and build. They often told the story of their tools.
I keep these practices in mind when I use my tools. Some of them were carefully researched and purchased, others were inherited from friends and family. Using them creates a moment for me, to recall their story. Taking care and cleaning my tools gives me a sense of satisfaction, knowing I worked to keep them in great shape.”