Saturday, October 3, 2009

Me Shopping?

Last night I went shopping with a friend. She is a friend of Peyton’s and now she is a friend of mine. She is in the Miss Alma High School pageant next weekend.

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For the record, I am not a shopper. We were looking for casual/sportswear for the pageant. She tried on a lot of stuff. We even asked for help from the salesclerk, something I never do. She was VERY helpful and was quite an accessorizer. (my spell check is telling me that is not a word, but I’m using it) The MALL WAS CLOSING WHEN WE LEFT. I have never closed the mall and don’t plan on doing it again. It was fun and tiring, but we got the job done. She is going to look very casual/sporty next weekend when she walks across the stage.

Peyton & I didn’t shop much, but I enjoyed buying him stuff. Smell is a powerful memory trigger and the mall is full of them. The colognes that waft out of some of the stores are very recognizable and took me back to easier times shopping with my boy.

Staying in the moment is key. Focusing on the present, finding things to look forward to (like a pageant) are what keep me from looking back thinking about what I do not have. I had a couple of hard moments, but not a tear was shed.

Thank you Lord for the blessings in the present and in my future. Thank you Lord that I can see the blessings You surround me with everyday.

I’m sure there are no malls in Heaven.

4 comments:

Kelley said...

I am glad that you got to go and help her! I am sure it was a fun day.

seeking him... said...

Becky,
I am so not a mall person either but going with others to help them is fun. What wonderuful friendships that God has gifted you with. Love your focus and the way you are seeing God's blessings all around you. Expect, hope, anticipate, enjoy.

Kay said...

I'm not a mall girl either. I would just rather order from a catalog and wait for it at the front porch (and hope it fits!) But I'm glad you had such pleasant company! : )

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

:) no malls in heaven. I'm sure to some that it wouldn't quite be heaven without them! LOL

Awwww, Becky. I am praying for you, my friend.

Much love,
Marsha