I am still giggling to myself… my wonderful hubby does remember my birthday… and he can’t forget Christmas Day… but beyond that – “special” days are just not uploaded into his memory bank!! I bet many of you can identify!!
Yesterday was one of the “special” days in our calendar. I must admit I have forgotten it in the past, on the day, but I do know the actual date which is more than I can say for wonderful hubby! So yesterday I decided that, seeing I am now a “kept woman” and have time at home each day, I would surprise said hubby on his arrival home after a week at work.
I went to the supermarket to buy a few little treats that I know he enjoys and set them on the table that he sees when he walks up the stairs to the living area. I just happened to have a photo handy taken at our wedding 16 years previously so that sat in front of the flowers I bought that I knew he would have bought if he’d remembered!
Well, I should have had the camera handy – the look on his face was priceless! He had totally forgotten our wedding anniversary! But he was so delighted and chuffed at my thoughtfulness…
Now my point in sharing this with you is to encourage you to overcome any disappointments you may have in life (e.g. forgotten anniversaries) by reversing the pleasure and bringing a blessing or some joy to another person. There is so much sadness and grief around us in the world today that we need to celebrate the little things – not add small grudges to our account. And if you don’t have anything to “celebrate” just bring a blessing to someone for no real reason at all – I guarantee you will be equally blessed!
“While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed.” (Mattie Stepanek – peace advocate & motional speaker)