Around The Next Corner, Coming Home

SnowMan Buddy

Day 30 – #100HappyDays Challenge

I discovered a snowman buddy to bring home with me for Roxi. There are those moments in my life when I see something, a hidden gem, that I know without a doubt must come home with me. It’s a knowing, that gut check that whispers “yes.” And it just works. Love at first sight.

The older I get the more I pay attention to that still, soft voice. When I don’t, it becomes clutter that shortly finds its way to a dusty dark corner in a closet or worse, buried in the deepest dungeons in my garage before it’s off to the donation bin. Horror of horror.

I’ve learned to cull the temptation of collecting to collect. I breathe easier and it makes me happy to surround myself with things I love. Don’t get me wrong, those temporary trinkets sometimes slip in. They hang around but never quite fit and, in the end, money wasted. That’s never a good thing.

Today I stumbled upon the snowman buddy. His plushy, round body and stripey red scarf called to me from the shelf. I picked him up, gazing into his black eyes, trying not to smile all the while falling in love with the little guy. I pictured my granddaughter’s delight finding him perched beneath the Christmas tree.




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