Lost and Found

About three weeks ago, I discovered my 8-year old sunglasses weren’t in my bag. Not in the car either. Thanks but no thanks to my ageing neurons, I forgot that I wore them in morning going to the gym. I thought I might have just left them at home.

So I went on with my day as usual.

Several days passed, rainy and sunless so I had no use for the shades. Then the sun came out one day, I needed my shades. Search, search, search. Yak, yak, yak. That’s when I discovered the shades were missing. Officially.

I felt so bad about losing it. Dang! Those sunglasses are older than my second child VGood! Hubby bought it for me while I was pregnant. We were shopping for baby clothes at the mall. The sunglasses were on 30%-off. He wanted to please me.

It was a time when I was depressed and our relationship was difficult. I wanted out and he was trying to win me back.

Of course it wasn’t the sunglasses that won me over. There were many reasons – valid reasons –Β  to stay. The sunglasses remind me. Losing it (and getting it back) seems so symbolic.

Anyway… Before I get carried away… *sniff, sniff*

Back to the present…

Yesterday was the first time in 3 weeks I visited that branch of my gym. As I entered, I got the feeling that I should ask the receptionist. So I did. As she opened the “Lost and Found” locker, my heart skipped a beat – I saw something black and shiny. My shades!


Lessons learned:

-Listen to your gut-feel.

-Always look in the Lost and Found section.

-Find good reasons to stay. When you do, STAY!

-It sometimes takes years to find good reasons. But it shouldn’t take forever. Know when it’s time to go. πŸ™‚



17 thoughts on “Lost and Found

  1. hanep. loaded with sentimental value pala yan, pag-usapan nga natin minsan.
    im so, so happy that you have found it. something so full of meaning should indeed stay with you forever.

  2. Hi Chats, parang feel na feel ko post mo huh esp. “Find good reasons to stay. When you do, STAY! It sometimes takes years to find good reasons. But it shouldn’t take forever. Know when it’s time to go.” I will keep this advice in mind.

    Btw, Good thing you’ve found your shades. I also hate it when I lose something with sentimental value.

  3. Hand me the tissues..please…

    Nice post and full of meaningful sentiments. Sometimes its good to be reminded of the things you should be fighting for. Also this only goes to show that the things you are truly searching for are really just there in front of you..you just need to look properly πŸ˜€

  4. Hay, salamat, at least the FMB logo still holds true πŸ˜€

    That shades is not just a gift, its a symbol pa and what a wonderful symbol it is for you πŸ™‚

  5. Cess! Corek, loaded with senti value talaga siya. πŸ˜‰ Pretty soon, I will have to retire it to a safe place para sure na it won’t ever get lost.

  6. Noemi! With such fine weather there, I’m pretty sure you will need a good pair of shades…

    Hi Wench! naku. Anong ipinahihiwatig ng comment mo? This calls for an FMB meeting. πŸ˜€

    Hi Cookie! Oh I like that too – the things we look for are right in front of us… Tissues? Kahit di ka iyakin?

  7. Nakuuuu! I so believe in gut feel. I lost my cell phone for about half an hour kanina. My gut feel was that I left it in one of the hotel rooms during my conference. Buti nalang I trusted my gut feel instead of just whimpering in one corner. I found it! Iba talaga ang bulong ng… bituka? πŸ˜€

  8. the sentimental value of those precious sunglasses. no wonder, when you found it, you’re overjoyed. πŸ™‚

    am sure Technohub is so pleased with that good news. and next time, be careful with your things, especially the sunglasses. πŸ™‚

    ayan, may pahiwatig nga si Wenchie. at si Cess naman, pag usapan daw. kelangan na nating mag coffee talk para lang sa topic na yan. πŸ™‚

  9. I am glad you found the sunglasses and that you stayed.

    Most marriages go through the lost and found stages, sometimes in cycles. Sometimes you keep a recordbook of sorts and see the bottom line. If you’re in the black and have taxable income, you stay and pay the taxes.

    I don’t think I am making sense. haha.

    Anyway, I have never really owned a pair of sunglasses, though I buy one whenever I get sore eyes or black eyes.

  10. Aimee! Nice of you to de-lurk, hehe… So true ba?

    Cookie! Talagang nakapalibot pa sa yo yung bags, LOL. Di naman ata nabrief si artist di ba? hehe

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