What Makes an Occassion Special?


Ok, call me crazy but when I get that special outfit or some fantabulous perfume, I can’t treat it like something normal.  I have to save it for special occasions. It is very rare that I splurge on an outfit that’s not on sale, but the crazy thing is when I do, it’s like its sacred or something. I never wear it because I don’t want to mess it up. I want to save it for a “special occasion.” Twenty years ago, I received the most precious gift – a bottle of Jean-Paul Gaultier perfume. Wow! Absolutely love love love the smell!!! The problem?  I decided to only use it on special occasions. 

Now, here it is 20 years later and I have half a bottle left and guess what, the pump broke. The only way I can get the perfume out is to break the bottle, which would waste it!!!

Ok, so at first I was pretty upset about this, but the more I think about it, the more upset I am with myself. You see, I’ve realized that every moment of every day is special. We will never get back any of those moments that have passed. Some of the most “normal” days will forever be etched in my memory as some of the best days of my life. Hot summer days in the hammock, splashing in the lake, tickle fights, crying over skinned knees, working in the yard…

I am reminded of Mary Magdalene pouring the perfume over Jesus' feet. Perhaps she understood this truth. She knew that her time with Christ was special; it was limited. She wanted to make the most of it!

The problem is when I try and describe what makes one day more special over another, I can’t do it. Today is my birthday, and I am going to do my best to see each day this year as special. I want to live each day to the fullest, striving to bring God more glory each and every day. 

As for my special perfume, for now it sits on the window sill as a reminder not to let precious moments slip away.

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Tears to Joy: What Makes an Occassion Special?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What Makes an Occassion Special?


Ok, call me crazy but when I get that special outfit or some fantabulous perfume, I can’t treat it like something normal.  I have to save it for special occasions. It is very rare that I splurge on an outfit that’s not on sale, but the crazy thing is when I do, it’s like its sacred or something. I never wear it because I don’t want to mess it up. I want to save it for a “special occasion.” Twenty years ago, I received the most precious gift – a bottle of Jean-Paul Gaultier perfume. Wow! Absolutely love love love the smell!!! The problem?  I decided to only use it on special occasions. 

Now, here it is 20 years later and I have half a bottle left and guess what, the pump broke. The only way I can get the perfume out is to break the bottle, which would waste it!!!

Ok, so at first I was pretty upset about this, but the more I think about it, the more upset I am with myself. You see, I’ve realized that every moment of every day is special. We will never get back any of those moments that have passed. Some of the most “normal” days will forever be etched in my memory as some of the best days of my life. Hot summer days in the hammock, splashing in the lake, tickle fights, crying over skinned knees, working in the yard…

I am reminded of Mary Magdalene pouring the perfume over Jesus' feet. Perhaps she understood this truth. She knew that her time with Christ was special; it was limited. She wanted to make the most of it!

The problem is when I try and describe what makes one day more special over another, I can’t do it. Today is my birthday, and I am going to do my best to see each day this year as special. I want to live each day to the fullest, striving to bring God more glory each and every day. 

As for my special perfume, for now it sits on the window sill as a reminder not to let precious moments slip away.

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2 Comments:

At April 4, 2012 at 5:24 PM , Blogger Tracy said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! I always get so excited to see your post pop up on my blogger dashboard! Can't wait to read your book.

 
At April 16, 2012 at 9:01 PM , Anonymous Jeff Garrett said...

Outstanding as usual! Question...there's no way you can untwist the top of the perfume? How do they get the sprayer whatchamacallit inside the bottle?

 

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