I knew this hat would come in handy at some point, but I kept forgetting all about it—mainly because it found a home inside a bottom drawer that I rarely go into. This little fur hat keeps my head toasty warm on cold winter days.
I love when I “discover” hidden clothing and accessories that I’ve forgotten all about. They could be buried somewhere deep in the trenches that I rarely access on a day-to-day basis. That’s why I’m so surprised when I “find” them and they resurface.
I was out and about at a yearly outdoor festival about five years ago when I happened across one of several little huts selling various items—which included this hat staring back at me. I just had to have it.
For those of you that don’t know, I’m not a cold-weather girl at all. The only positives I see about the blithering cold are being able to wear my winter fashions—and the possibility of a workplace shutdown if there’s a good amount of snow. Other than that, I could do without cold weather the rest of my life.
And now with the warm weather quickly approaching (fingers crossed), I figured I might as well get what use I can out of this hat since I plopped down perfectly good money for it and haven’t worn it once in the five years since I’ve had it.
I’m a big believer in not “saving” your good things for only special occasions that may or may not happen. Every day is special because you get to live another day. I say wear your good clothes, hats, shoes, bags, and use your best china dishes and all your other things.
After all, you got these things for yourself to enjoy—so you should enjoy them on a regular basis while you have the chance, not once in a blue moon. After all, when you’re gone—someone else is going to enjoy all the fine things you got for yourself to enjoy with your hard-earned money. Which technically means you’re buying things for everyone else to enjoy after you’re gone. That’s NONSENSE and crazy talk, I say!
So, if you have nothing else to do today, rummage through your home and see if you can’t find something that’s been hidden away for a while that you can actually enjoy today and on a regular basis. You deserve it after all.
Take-Away Life Lesson: Don’t keep your things buried where you’ll forget about them for ages. Use your good things while you can—and don’t worry so much about things cracking, breaking, wearing out, ripping, and whatnot. That’s all the more reason for you to acquire something new to enjoy when the time comes to replace it!