This one, This one
There’s this scent that I want to purchase. It’s magnetizing, deep, fresh, and $46 per 1/8 of an ounce. I’ve been debating the purchase for almost a week now. I’ve been to the boutique where I found it twice now to try it on, let it mingle with my body chemistry. And we've got it, me and Moonstone, that thing that makes the air tingle pleasantly and dance right up to the nose.
For some reason the price doesn’t seem to be enough to deter me from my longing.
Yet, for such a relatively small purchase, I’m putting more time into debating than I did my car.
A friend suggested that I buy the scent and only wear it on “special occasions.”
I got to thinking about the meaning of that. To me every day seems like a special occasion in some ways. I’ve had plenty of things that I’ve stored away waiting for the “right time” the “special occasion”. Years later I dig them out of the box and can hardly remember what I was waiting for. I can't figure out what would have jumped out at me and said "hey I'm here, the good enough reason you were waiting for." And time passed. And little treasures were buried for nothing.
The truth is that every day can be an occasion if you make that your frame of mind. There is always something to celebrate. It’s always the right time to be good to yourself. It is always the right time to cherish the people around you.
If you save everything for an occasion that someone else denotes as special you’ll be doing a lot of waiting – and a lot of missing out on the reality that life is pretty darn special as is.
There are days that I wake up and go to breakfast nearly in my Pjs that feel more special than a big dress up dinner. It’s all perspective.
“What opportunities did we allow to flow by Feeling like the timing wasn't quite right? What kind of magic might have worked if we had stayed calm,
Couldn't I have given you a better life?
Did you ever take me in your arms, Look me in the eye, tell me that you do?
Did I ever open up my heart, Let you look inside?
If I never did it, I was only waiting For a better moment that didn't come.
There never could be a better moment than this one, this one.”
Paul McCartney, This One
Make this one your special moment. The time is only what you make of it.