June 27, 2006
Something To Ponder
Okay, I'll admit it. For most of my life I have been a "kleenex" girl. Strike that, a "whatever was on sale at the time," kind of girl! Can you relate?? It all changed one day when I had a "life altering" experience. I was at a wedding of a cherished friend. Now, if you know me, then you know I'm going to cry at weddings. As a matter of fact, the happier I am, the more I cry! Well, picture this. There I am "boo hooing" up a storm and I reach into my purse to find my tissues (which happened to be the "on sale" kind.) I start dabbing my eyes and blowing my nose and the tissue starts disintegrating before my very eyes! Little particles of "fluff" are flying all over the place and that leads me to having a coughing fit. This is in the middle of the wedding for gracious sake! I look over and see this beautifully dressed, very classy lady staring daggers my way. She then proceeds to open up her beautiful beaded purse and she takes out the most beautiful handerchief I had ever seen. She starts to dab very demurely at the teardrops that are glistening on her lovely face. Okay, you get the picture. As I leave the church with watering eyes, a runny nose and a cough I can't escape, I vow that, I too, will from that day forward carry my own lovely handerkerchief. Since then I have collected many beautiful handkerchiefs from thrift shop and yard sales. I love them because each one is completely different and I am always amazed at the work that went into something that, quite frankly you are just going to use to blow your nose! With email, cell phones, drive-thru's and even toilet brushes you can flush,I think it is rather nice to have something that is a thing of beauty that one has and something they can appreciate whenever they have the need to "kerchoo." Sure, it takes a little more effort to wash and iron, but sometimes I think convenience isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just something to ponder!