It’s DAY 30 over here of the 30 Days of Love. We’ve already had two yummy recipes and a week-long Giveaway, some treats, a sneeze, some wise words to the Class of 2013, some news, a Pop Quiz, 3 things I love, a biopsy, a call to say what you need to say, a prayer, a choice, a reminder of home, a sunrise, a road trip, a little joy, looking for a rainbow, there’s something to love, put your emphasis on joy, on the road again, going home, take a deep breath, courage to follow through, make new friends, keep calm and carry on, and now…
Eat off the fine china.
Thank you for being with me for these past 30 days. Over this month I have shared many things with you, like:
- Lovemore+Fearless giveaway
- Our big move from Massachusetts to Oregon
- The cross-country drive with a few hiccups (bikes and alternators!)
- A biopsy
- My thyroid diagnosis
And, the most important part — 30 Days of Love.
Through it all, I have been reminded about a few important points about life:
1. Life is long, but shorter than we wish
2. Every region of this country is very different, but more alike than we think
3. Fear can be good, but we shouldn’t give in to it
4. Things are just things, so why not eat off the fine china?
I find myself in a new home and new town, with our old stuff.
We have precious items, like my mom’s jewelry box and Justin’s grandparent’s wooden blocks.
We have sentimental items, like the glass from New Orleans that we drank a frozen cocktail out of during our visit to Jazz Fest, and our collection of heart-shaped rocks from the beach in Scituate.
We have closets full of clothes: warm clothes, summers clothes, rainy clothes, you-name-it clothes.
We have lots and lots of things. But, we barely have any furniture. We have no pots and pans, or a dining room table, but we have plates.
We are eating off the fine china that my uncle gave me years ago.
That’s what it’s for right?
Plates, platters, dishes, cups.
To be used.
To be enjoyed.
To make memories (albeit the everyday sort of memories in this case).
Why lock it up in a cupboard for SOMEday?
When you can use it TOday.
Picking up everything we own, actually touching it and moving it AGAIN, has made me remember that life is fabulously fun and amazingly precious.
Every single second of it.
Say, “I love you” one more time.
Walk with the dog one more block.
Write a note by hand instead of an email.
Laugh out loud in a cafe when surrounded by strangers.
Make new friends by introducing yourself first.
Eat off the fine china.
Whatever it takes to love each day a little more.