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.
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.