Every month I chronicle those everyday things that give me comfort or offer a place of reflection or joy. Here are my everyday delights for August:
1. This Journal
I’ve collected various journals most of my life. The blank page is where I find refuge, whether it is to jot down a few thoughts or make a list of things to do. The message, “Don’t Wait” keeps repeating in my head like a mantra. When I discovered this notebook at a local bookstore, I felt an urgency to add it to my collection. There are other notebooks, featuring other mottos, like “Live Inspired” or “Take Epic Chances.”
2. Eternity by Calvin Klein
I recently read the book, The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro, which captures the journey of two women who discover the powerful thread of perfume throughout their lives. I thought about how different perfumes defined various periods in my life. Smells carry importance. They thrust you into reminiscing about places, people and events. Eternity by Calvin Klein is one of my favorite fragrances.
3. This quote
I adore quotes. I’ve filled many pages of journals with some of my favorite words. In my office, I keep this one quote prominently displayed so that I can view it every time I enter or exit my office. It is a humbling reminder of time’s passage. Your universe may change in tangible ways, but that does not prevent the rest of the world from moving forward.
4. This old photograph
Technology allows us to extend our hands into memories that we’ve tucked away. This past week I scanned through some of my older pictures on my iPhone and ran across this snapshot of my little girl. I love that smile and her playful side. Something about three is so magical and fun.
What are some of your August favorites? I’d love to hear from you.