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Feb 8, 2012

And it hit me...

I was just blow-drying my hair when I glanced over at the burgundy velvet box that was sitting on the dresser. Inside the box are the most gorgeous gold hoop earrings my husband bought for me as an anniversary gift. I love them so much that I decided I would only wear them for special occasions and if I am not wearing them, they would be tucked safely away in the box. Then I thought to myself...wait... why am I not wearing them right now? Last time I checked, EVERY day is a special occasion! I decided that I will wear the earrings as often as I want and enjoy them fully! What good do they do me if they are sitting in the jewelry box? I challenge everyone to eat your weekday dinner on that fine china that sits up on a high shelf. Grab those crystal goblets and drink Kool-aid out of them! Forget the holidays, silverware can be everyday ware! Why keep the special stuff locked up when we can be enjoying them NOW!

Shelly, Mom Files


  1. I am so with you on this one. We have some "special" dishes put away in boxes. They're collecting dust in the shed. My mom used to "save" nice things. We had so many sheets, glasses, plates, etc that never got used. What was she saving it for?

  2. Love it. Live out loud!!

  3. I too have been guilty of that , but life is short. Like they say you can't take it with you right lol!

  4. Every day is a special occasion.

  5. I love this post. Thanks for the reminder. Like Atasha, I have all these dishes, glasses, and all these treasures that I have collected over the years that have been hidden away in my closet for over ten years. I just pulled them out when I was moving and had the same thought you did! Every day is a special day. And even if it's cliché I am going to use my things because I am worth it!

  6. This is such a great message!! I am the Queen of keeping my special things safely wrapped up and put away til a "special occasion." I definitely need to start enjoying those things more. Thanks for this!

  7. That's what's UP!!!!!! Celebrate EVERY DAY!


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