I was in the mall last weekend, finishing up some holiday shopping. Don’t even get me started on the mall. On a good day, I hate going to the mall. I know, I know, it’s anti-girl. But I hate it. It just soaks up too much time. On a bad day, eg during the holidays, the mall is torture. But I went. With holiday cheer.
During one of my purchases, I was asked if I wanted to donate a dollar to the March of Dimes. Of course I did. It’s the season of giving, after all. I was rewarded for my donation with a little bracelet that I didn’t notice until I got home. Normally, these things would go into the trash or given to one of my daughters, but instead, I kept this one.
On a thin purple string is a silver ring that has the words “Be Happy” engraved on it. I put it on. To remind me to be generous. To remind me to be patient. To remind me to be kind. To remind me not to leave myself out of the holidays. To remind me to be happy.
Here’s to giving to the less fortunate. And giving to yourself. Cheers!
*photographer’s note: I took this photo of my new bracelet using my 50mm 1.2L lens as a poor man’s macro. ISO 640, shutter speed 1/60.