This was a sweet short story. It focuses on a woman, alone in the world. She has lost her young daughter and her husband and as she grows older, she becomes a recluse. To entertain herself, she begins collecting small items (bottle caps, teething rings, etc) that no one else wants anymore. One day, she pulls out her collection and puts them to good use.I cannot say more without completely giving this away. What I can say is this was a sweet story about hope. It also reminds us that any item can be a treasure to somebody. What is old junk to someone may be of great value to another. It also serves to remind to take pleasure in the simple things in life, and that no matter how lonely you feel, you are never truly alone.If you are looking for a touching story that doesn't take much time to read, this is it.