A few days before Christmas, the strap on my handbag broke and I decided to treat myself to a last minute Christmas present so I stopped by J C Penney with my daughter. I’ve always liked their selection because most of them are organizer bags, they come in a wide range of sizes and materials, are well-made and durable plus there are usually reasonable sales at certain times, namely Christmas, Easter or the beginning of the school year. Anyway, I ended up with an organizer handbag.
Purple, because it made me smile.
Okay, to be truthful, the label calls it eggplant, which I suppose is a deep, dark almost grayish purple, but it still makes me grin every time I look at it. Now, I could’ve gotten one of the other, much more conventional neutral colors available and been perfectly fine but I’m at a point in my life where I’ve realized something important. Why be simply okay when I can smile? Particularly since I’m going to be using the blasted thing umpteen-zillion times a day?
Some things that make me smile besides the color purple:
- Pansies and violets
- Unusual baskets
- Decorative tins and other odd boxes
- Vintage comic book art
- Games that engage my mind as well as my imagination
- Authors that I feel comfortable enough with to seek out their hopefully large back lists
- Books, movies and TV shows that I want to enjoy again and again
As I slowly explore these and other things that make me smile, it’s my intention to post regularly on Wednesday at High Noon (Central). Why High Noon? Because it makes me smile, of course, and, heck, it works for me, not too early, not too late. Other posts that come up in-between will probably go into a queue and appear irregularly every few days. If at all.
So, just curious, what makes you smile?