One of the things I seem to be doing is misplacing things. It's temporary usually - a kind of "my brain is so full - I just lost some thoughts down that dark hole" kind of misplacing. But I have found that occasionally there is delight in such a discovery. Delight not in the fact that I no longer have to worry about the misplaced item, and not a delight that it means I have an excuse to go shopping for another one, but I mean a delight when it actually turns up and I just don't expect it. Moreover, I hadn't even known I'd left it there.
This has happened a few times but the greatest one of all is when you put on that jacket you haven't worn for a while and what do you find in the pocket? That favorite lipstick that you thought you ran out of, or that hair clip with the pretty crown on it that was crying out to be worn again.
Well, this week I have been playing this little game called " how little money can you spend until Friday because it's payday"....... Try it - it's not easy because that's when you stumble on all the goodies that you'd like to buy but they don't fit into the game. Remember that little purse I met on the weekend? I'm still thinking about it 2 days later. So, the delight in the middle of this little game is that I found something that I didn't even know I had put somewhere. And it was something I could totally use. Almost go mad with! Okay, I'll tell you. I put on my green (it's a nice green) cardigan. The kind that covers your backside and has a pocket on each side at the bottom. I reached in the pocket and felt some paper. I pulled it out and it was a 20 dollar bill! Horray..... I was so excited. I couldn't even spend it for a day. I thought I should save it for when I really really need it. I should be frugal after all. I just double checked and its even still in my wallet. Like a lucky lottery ticket or something. Then I sat down at my computer and was looking through some old notes, considering another entry to post. I have a list printed called "natural highs" and you know what number 6 is on the list (right behind going to the beach) I forgot about it too...... and it said "Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter."
I just couldn't believe it. Sometimes I think things in this world swirl around out there, and come right on back and just make us go ..... HUH?
That's it. That's today.