Sunday, October 19, 2008

Feeling Peace

Tonight my husband took me out for a belated birthday dinner. Before we went to eat, he indulged my creative spirit by stopping at Hobby Lobby where I perused the aisles to my heart's content. I like shopping at this time of year; when rows of shelves are lined with oranges and browns, russets and reds.

The Christmas decorations are also up. Some people hate the appearance of greenery before the Jack-O-Lanterns and goblins disappear, but I love it. While everyone else was absorbed with candy corns and smiling pumpkins, I walked up and down the rows of Christmas trinkets, alone with my thoughts and plans.

With my husband busy at the hobby trains, I took my time looking through the hundreds of glass ornaments hanging on four rows of the store. As is tradition, I selected one for my daughter and son that detailed where they are at this point in their lives. They both have a box filled to the brim with ornaments from each year so that when they have their own homes and their own trees, they'll already have memories to hang on their boughs.

It was enchanting, walking around undisturbed with the entire section to myself and beautiful music playing in the background. It takes so little to make me happy.
This was a night that I felt great peace.


Mrs. Salty said...

Your evening out walking the aisles of the hobby lobby sounded wonderful and I can tell you like the simple pleasures in life.

Happy belated birthday!

Mike said...

We all have our little places to go to provide some "peace". Mine used to be a "record" store with all sorts of rare vinyl and other musical treasures. Well, that is now a relic of the past. I guess surfing through "I tunes" will have to suffice. :-)

martie said...

How delightful for you. He has given you a wonderful gift of time to yourself and time to enjoy the things you love!

Hugs, my friend!

gel said...

Happy belated BD.
Glad you indulged in fun for yourself, finding your own corner of peacefulness.

Mellissa said...

This is a sweet post. I am now inspired to get an ornament each year for Evan! I hope you don't mind sharing the idea - it is so sweet.

Blessings to you Lori!


srp said...

It is amazing how we think alike. I have gotten Nyssa and her one cousin Precious Moments dated ornaments each year since they were born... now they have them for their own homes.... at least soon she will. I just ordered them for this year!