Thursday, October 25, 2012

Daily Pleasures


         A couple of weeks ago my friend Robin came over and was helping me with a daunting and overwhelming task.  We had already been going at it for hours when I turned and noticed my beautiful antique French art deco champagne glasses.  Suddenly I announced, “We need champagne” and I headed to the store for a bottle. When I returned with a taco shop lunch and a very nice bottle of champagne, I filled my very favorite champagne glasses with the bubbly.  I have owned these glasses for about twenty years and first used them to toast at my wedding.  I think I have only used them maybe once or twice since then.  They are my most cherished possession and I have kept them safe in a case for years; afraid of taking them out and using them for fear of breaking one.

          Now, this morning, while in the pantry getting coffee to make a pot, I noticed that I still had a bit of Kona coffee my friend (Robin once again) brought back from Hawaii last year.  Kona coffee brought over from Hawaii is a delightful pleasure for me and I tried to make it last as long as I could.  As I looked at the half empty bag, I realized that I wasn’t really enjoying it because I was only using it for special occasions.  It was so revered that I put it up on the shelf (pedestal) and rarely used it.  I realized that day that I wanted to enjoy all my favorite things as often as I could, whether it was a special occasion or not. 
          How many things do we put on a pedestal afraid to touch it, spoil it or break it?  How many things are brought out only for special occasions?  Are we missing the pleasures in life because we are afraid that there isn’t enough to last so it’s best if we use it sparingly?  I have to say it was a huge “aha” moment for me when I realized, that for me, saving something for a special occasion was based in the low energy of lack.  I realized that day that I wanted to enjoy all my favorite things as often as I could, whether it was a special occasion or not.  In order to make a change, I had to change my way of thinking.  Abundance is the opposite of lack and is a powerful energy that is strong and flows freely if allowed to.   I now allow the things I was holding on to for special occasions to be held in the energy of abundance.  There is an infinite (abundant) amount of joy and pleasure to be found, so if I use up my favorite coffee, there will always be more coffee.  If I break a favorite glass, an equally precious glass will enter my life.  There is always enough to go around.
          Nothing can be enjoyed if we do not use it (or look at it).  The pleasures in life are meant to be enjoyed daily, not only at special times, and there is always enough pleasure to last a lifetime.  So, replace lack with abundance and begin living a meaningful life now.

Which of your favorite things would you like to incorporate into your daily life?  Please comment here and share with us.

In love and light,



  1. So very true, Christine! I think that's why I enjoy the holidays so much because I pull out special pieces of crystal and china that were wedding gifts (now 24+ years old). Truly these packed away treasures warm the heart.

    Thanks for sharing! xo.

    1. Mitchell, I hope you are considering taking out those treasures more often!

  2. I guess I never really thought of it that way. I'm just so used to not being able to use special things/pieces because of being worried that the kids would break them {as has happened SO many times}. Now that the kids are older, I will definitely enjoy things more!