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 – 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!
-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. 🙂