Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Votives

I have votive candles all over my house. I love the way they make a room smell. But the thing I want to know is - how do you remember to purchase matches at the store when you don't smoke? When I smoked, there were still matches at every restaurant and I always grabbed them. I still have some that were special to me... including matches from the restaurant at the top of the World Trade Center in NYC. I went there one special night in 1986. I don't like lighters for some reason. I liked zippos, I have a virtual zippo on my iPod touch, but it certainly won't light a candle. Do they even still sell zippos?

I am tired and going to bed. I had a great day today.

I got to spend a bit of it trying to figure out which marathon I will register for in 2010. I am almost convinced to do one in February, just because it is a nice one. But Feb. it is only 22 weeks away, and my body may be further than that away from 26.2 miles.

I got to spend time today on the phone with friends, some old and some new. Some problem solving, some wonderful planning. I talked with my sponsor and decided to register for the AA event in October, so I got on the phone and got registered and put a check in the mail. My daughter is very excited about it and I am too. It will be nice. I never imagined that I would be planning an AA get-away with my daughter and sponsor! How wonderful! And that they BOTH would be excited about it! And I would be too!

You know, I could just weep right now with gratitude. Just little things that put together make a mosaic of life that is too beautiful to contemplate. Just little things...

9 comments:

Ed G. said...

I'm glad you had some joy in your day. The fabric of the spirit-led life is something lovely to behold.

Blessings and aloha...

dAAve said...

Yes, they still make Zippos.
Run, run, run.
Rest, rest, rest.

Pam said...

Get the long fireplace lighter thing. I love those for candles.
Love the smell of zippos.
I love events that are "way off" to look forward to.

Mary Christine said...

Now that I think of it, I don't know what I would do with a zippo, I don't think you could light a candle with one...

Syd said...

A friend in the program is running the Maui marathon this weekend. She is already there. I wish her good luck. She told me that she began tapering off from 22 mile runs last week.
I have a collection of old Zippo lighters that my father and uncle had. They made some fancy stuff back in the day.

Scott W said...

Post Its help me remember. I have to make lists.

Gin said...

You have a lot to be grateful for...for sure! Have a wonderful day.

diane d said...

What a treasure that matchbook is!

I'm so glad that you are embracing gratitude. It is a reminder to me to look to the little things. Thank you.

Willa said...

Mary Chrisine, I buy those packs of matches at WalMart; if you even shop at WalMart. I love candles too, I have to buy more of those votive holders!