Why should they be thrown away, put into disuse after warming the feet for such a long cold season? What has happened to the sentiment of keeping and mending cherished things? These socks are probably perfectly molded to the foot, why they could probably stand on their own if only given a second chance! These are the socks that have protected and covered the feet and were, in the case of the mustard coloured socks, hand knitted with love especially for the wearer. Why would the whole sock be thrown away simply because of doing its' intended job? No, it doesn't seem right, does it? So much in our society is wasted, laid to rest long before it's time is up. The amount of food we throw away could probably feed another family or two if we were more careful. I have said before that I do not make resolutions, and I will not begin now. Let these socks be a reminder to be grateful for what I have, to make use of things for the life of them and to not get new things just for the sake of consumption. Then, it shall be a Happy New Year indeed.