Leftovers are merely that, left over. They’re not inferior or left behind for a specific reason. However much one has tried, sometimes one feels one is only a leftover and feels sad. Being sad may not be the way to handle that feeling of being left over and of no use to anyone any more. After all, when there is food left over from a meal or a function of some kind the leftovers are often considered the best – for making into later meals, for donating to those in need, for providing a cleanup job and food for the underemployed. There are even leftovers in the outdoors as with these berries from last summer; though they look like they’re shedding tears they show that the birds and other animals have had enough to eat and have left them in reserve for harsher times. You may feel you’ve been abandoned as useless or out of date however you and the best parts of you may have been left in reserve to have or call upon in a time of real need. Leftover is not left out or left behind; thus being leftover should not be a sad thing. You can revel knowing that others are saving the best for last, are counting on you to be there when the need arises. Having looked at leftovers in a positive way you may find other leftovers, of many kinds, much more attractive and useful to you. Isn’t conserving by making use of all kinds of leftovers prudent for our planet?