~~The more you celebrate in your life, the more in life there is to celebrate.~~ Unknown
Three in one day....I know, I know....too much!! But I wanted to let you know how I celebrated my 1000 days because I don't think I will ever forget this day.
I saw this dad with his two children in McDonalds today. The kids were looking at the happy meal toys on display and dad was watching them. They looked wistful. I walked up and asked the kids if they ever took their dad out to lunch and they shook their heads. I handed them $20 and said they should take daddy to lunch and pay for it with this. I watched while this father ordered meals for the kids. They got exactly what they wanted. Dad allowed the child to pay for it. He waited to see how much was left before he ordered for himself. Wow...what a wonderful, wonderful daddy!!
Then I went to the local bookstore and heard that the store was closing. Learned that the owners were not only losing their business but also their home. Two children at home. Bought LOTS of books and promised to come back with family and friends.
I bought myself some beautiful flowers as I don't have anyone who thinks to buy me flowers. I don't mind. I like treating myself :-) Only today when I bought a gorgeous bouquet, I saw an older lady looking at them as well. I asked if she liked flowers and she told me how her husband always bought her flowers to remind her how much he appreciated her. Her husband had passed away two years ago. Did you know that you could order flowers to be delivered once a month for as long as you want? So I did.
Today as I celebrated, I still marvel at how easy it is to make others smile as well. You don't have to be rich. You don't have to do BIG things. You just have to care.
My day was so very special to me. I was lucky enough to meet a wonderful father, a courageous family, and a well-loved woman. They were my gifts, I think. I know that they made me feel. Joy, sorrow, hope.....just feel. And I didn't have that as deeply when I smoked because my addiction would ruin things. Today nothing was ruined. I am blessed.