This Valentine’s Day I would like to suggest the radical notion that you are the special occasion and that the big night you have been waiting for is right now. And I am guessing you won’t have to spend a dime to give yourself a little something nice. I am betting there are plenty of wonderful things right there in your own home you have been holding on to.
My Grandma Ethel was always “saving” things for a special occasion too. She never used any of the gifts we gave her over the years. They were too “special”. So there were many candles she never lit, pretty soap she never used, luxurious towels she never wrapped herself in, elegant robes she never wore, and many other things she thought were too nice to use. It made us all sad after she passed to see of all the gifts we had given her with love over the years just sitting in her heirloom chest… waiting to be used and enjoyed. Perhaps the old adage “you can’t take it with you” is around to remind us that life is short no matter how long it is.
So get out the good plates! The special occasion is now. Use that pretty china tonight. Wear that beautiful necklace you have stored in your jewelry box. Take a bath with that fancy bubble bath you have been saving. Uncork that bottle of wine you have been hanging on to. Stop waiting, do it today!
YOU are the special occasion!
The Barefoot CEO ®