We've all heard it, seen it, and are probably guilty of the saving it for a special occasion syndrome. We have shelves and drawers filled with lovely china and gifts we've received. They give us a certain joy when we use them. We buy a new wardrobe item that excites us. We say -- Can't wait for a special occasion to wear this.
Perhaps it's time to remind ourselves -- Every day is a special occasion. I should enjoy my happy china every day. Use my silver or favorite cutlery every day. Wear that new sweater. Invite my neighbor for pizza. Days when it's difficult to find that something special will always exist. Tomorrow's another day.
If you're old enough, you remember you had to save your Sunday best for church, and special occasions. As a child, you probably thought "well, this is ridiculoius, I like it, why can't I wear it whenever I want to?" Guess what? You were right. Children often are.
Thanksgiving is almost here. Many of us will be 'pulling out' our special occasion, familiar, and much loved things we continue to be thankful for. A suggestion : Lerave them out. Use them. Enjoy them. Relish the memories they hold. Don't be among those whose family and friends say ... "how lovely. I don't remember this, she must have kept it for special occasions."
Today is special. Fill it up with things and people you enjoy.
And give thanks.
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