Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Simplest Things

"I find relaxation, enjoyment, and healing in the simplest things in life."

Recently Alexander asked if he could get a pair of dress pants. Coming from a guy that owns two pairs of jeans and one pair of shorts because he doesn't feel he needs any more than that, I was happy to oblige. He doesn't have any place in particular he wants to wear dress pants, but he thought it would be fun to have a pair to wear when he wants. So, we bought the pants. Of course then he needed shoes and socks.

On Friday I took him for a haircut (which he loves) and then shoe shopping. I warned him ahead of time that I didn't want to spend a lot on shoes because he probably wouldn't wear them often. How lucky for us then that the Ecco store was having a sidewalk sale and we found a pair exactly like he wanted in the price range I wanted to spend!!! He was more than pleased. He found not only shoes that he liked but he also liked the fact that they are well built shoes and will be very comfortable.

He "thanked" me several times for the shoes, came home and right away tried them on with his new pants and new socks. He looks great. And, his sincere appreciation and excitement over a pair of shoes felt like I was getting a gift for myself too!


  1. I like that our kids can grow up and be who they want to be when they are ready. Just precious that Alexander is so appreciative. Makes me smile, Cathy.

  2. What an amazing young man, my brothers could take some lessons on gratitude.

  3. Wow! How does laundry work with only owning 2 pants and 1 pair of shorts? I love hearing about those who live with "just enough". Thanks again for sharing!