17 days ago
These ornaments. They remind me every year to be grateful for where I am and to thank the Universe for its assistance.
You see, my first job out of college paid very little, and only one time a month. That December I had no idea how I was going to get my family gifts. After rent, a car payment, student loan payments, and utilities I only had about 40 left...for the month. For everything. Food, gas, entertainment, everything. .
So I entered a raffle at Pamida...it's a small town Target or Walmart...and the grand prize was a $100 gift card. .
I never win anything. But I won that raffle. (Or maybe my friend Anne organized it for me to "win", I don't know.) $100 to spend! Everyone got gifts and I got these ornaments for myself. .
I have some very beautiful things 21 years later, including some very beautiful Christmas ornaments, but these ornaments, these $1.99 ornaments, are some of my most treasured possessions.
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