Today I was planning on posting something about how happy I was to finally wear these boots I got back in June for my birthday. I am not one to spend a lot of money on shoes, but I fell in love with these and my husband was kind enough to give me a gift card to buy them for my birthday since he knew I would never pull the trigger on a pair of $300 shoes otherwise. Of course these shoes are not summer shoes, so I have been patiently waiting for the weather to get cool enough in Baltimore to actually wear them. Today was finally going to be the day I was going to break them out. I got all dressed up in the skirt I specifically bought to go with them and then went to put them on, but alas I couldn’t find them where I thought they would be. No big deal, no panic yet. I probably just put them somewhere else, which led to a scramble of looking under every bed, in every closet, in every nook and cranny they possibly could have been stuck in to no avail. My husband even joined in the hunt in case I was just being super blind. He sadly didn’t find them either. I’m almost 100% positive that I left them in the shoe box to avoid them getting scuffed up in the pile of shoes that resides in my teeny tiny little city rowhouse closet, and the best I can figure is that the box somehow made its way into the trash without whichever of us (probably me) realizing that the shoes were still inside of it. I never even got to wear my beautiful, fun shoes that I was so excited about.
Now you may be asking yourself, what in the world is this sad tale doing in a blog about things that make me happy. Well first of all the shoes did make me happy before they disappeared, so there’s that. Even more than that though is the fact that I am looking on the bright side of this whole situation and am hereforth choosing not to dwell on it. If by some Christmas miracle I happen to find the shoes stuck in some really bizarre place I haven’t thought to check then wonderful, if not life will go on and I really won’t be any worse off than when I woke up this morning. I am insanely blessed in my life and those are the things I want to dwell on. The fact that I even have the means to consider buying a $300 pair of shoes puts me far above most of the people in the world, some who don’t even have shoes at all hence the wonderful work being done by Toms and its copy cat companies, who donate one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair bought. Also if the worst thing to happen to me in recent memory is that I accidentally threw out a $300 pair of shoes, then I would say that my life is pretty amazing and that is in fact something to be happy about.