Do you have things that, when you see them or use them, they just make you smile? Something that makes you feel rich even though it may not have actually cost much? Something that makes you feel like you’re lucky to have?
Oh, I’m kidding…of course I do.
I want to share them with you. Starting now. In a little segment I’m going to call Thank you, Life: My Favorite Things. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time but I kept forgetting…I’m going to blame it on the baby (she’s too young to defend herself).
Let me present to you Favorite Thing Numero Uno:
My husband bought me this cup. He picked it up at a resale store somewhere on his way back from an out of town job and added it to the gift basket he made for me for my first Mother’s Day ever. He also purchased for me a beautiful journey pendant and necklace…but I love this more. I know it’s hokey, but I just love it.
We had gotten into a huge fight the night before Mother’s Day and I don’t follow the saying “Don’t go to bed angry”. I was still angry when I woke up and came into the kitchen, foggy-eyed, and saw the gift basket on the kitchen table. Part of me wanted to pull the cup out of the basket and whack it upside his head but I thought better of it. I sat and stared at the basket and tried to appreciate everything in it. It wasn’t until we got our disagreement out of the way that I could really get excited about the gift basket and it’s contents. It was perfect, that cup. And I still love it.