I lost a pair of sunglasses last summer.
While that might not seem newsworthy, the deal is this: I don't usually like sunglasses. The way they sit on the bridge of my nose often gives me a headache and so I don't wear them.
Last May, I found a pair I liked that didn't cause headaches. I loved those sunglasses and I wore them on vacation. Shortly after we returned, I lost them.
Sure, I could have gone out and bought another pair, but I was positive they would turn up.
Summer went to fall, fall gave way to winter, and now as we get closer to spring and the sun is shining more brightly, I became aware once again that I didn't have my sunglasses. For whatever reason, I refused to go out and buy another pair. I even asked my daughter if she had an extra pair that I could borrow.
And then it happened.
Yesterday I went through some purses before I took them to my mom's store, The Shepherd's Frock. It's like a goodwill but on a small town level. They are a non-profit organization that grants money to area groups each year.
But I digress. Anyway, as I was going through the purses, I found my sunglasses!! I was so excited, and it definitely taught me a lesson in patience. Who knew that I could wait almost eight months and come out victorious?!
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.