We were in a morning hustle to get out the door. We needed to get to the tire place to get a new tire on the van and I was rushing.
“Come on,” I called. “Get dressed.”
I’d laid out outfits that matched and grabbed sandals and crocs and pretty much ran about getting myself ready and Miss F came to me with a silver dress on a hanger from her closet. A dress I’d purchased awhile back at an end of season sale with hopes it’d fit just right to work this Christmas.
“This,” she said looking at me for approval.
I’ve really no reason to say no, I muttered to J and he agreed so I ripped the tags off, took it off the hanger and stuck it on my 2 year old.
She thought she was so pretty and was so excited to twirl and dance and show off.
We stopped at the store for donuts and a man asked if she was headed to a wedding.
“No, I answered for her, “just wanted to wear a fancy dress today.”
“Good,” he said, “Life is short.”
Today, pull out your fancy dress, whatever that may be in your life. Whatever it is you’re saving for a special day or needing to feel special. Live life well because life is short.