A couple weeks ago I was listening to NPR and Lesley M. M. Blum was on talking about her book, "Let's Bring Back." I don't plan on buying it since she really only said one thing I found interesting, and that was the idea of dressing up. And as a person who loves dressing up, I couldn't agree more. Her reasoning behind this was that when you dress up you're paying honor to the occasion. And I couldn't agree more. Look at weddings after all.
So that's why at Caitlin's birthday party I put on one of my nicest dresses.
Of course, all you can see in this picture is boobs, but trust me, some where in there is a fancy cocktail dress.
And just this past weekend at our group's annual holiday party I did the same.
And of course some fancy shoes.
In remembering this, I made sure that when I went to church today, I cleaned myself up as well. I mean, I usually do, but occasionally I'm guilty of wearing flip-flops. But not anymore, in honoring the occasion, I will sport something a little more classy.
And as I thought about it today while I was driving in the car, I can definitely see a connection between the times I remember as good and the times I paid honor to everyday by looking fly. Everyday is a day that deserves to be honored in my opinion (hello.. we didn't have to wake up if you know what I mean!) and I think it's important that we appreciate what we're given by paying attention to it. By not going through everyday sloppy.
I guess it kind of goes along with the idea of living everyday to the fullest really, and in order to do that, I think we all really need to pay homage to each day and stop being so sloppy and start dressing ourselves up a little bit.