“Streetlights Imagination” writes:
We were married about five years and moving into our new house when I adopted the philosophy that bridal showers are wasted on newlyweds. Young and blushing soon-to-be-brides dreamily choosing bathroom colors and bedding sets don’t know that they will constantly run out of kitchen towels. Now that I’ve been married 15 years I want a new shower, one that would replenish my home with real necessities discovered by living– not dictated by wedding planners, gift-giving guides, or giggly roommates.
Of course, aging and changing is much the same. We prepare ourselves with certain expectations only to discover that our journey leads us to needing something more. Throw yourself a Cultivation Shower, fill a plate of refreshments (calories don’t count here), and gift yourself with what you need. If you were able to throw yourself a shower to begin 2014, what gifts would you give yourself? Has there been something you’ve realized has been missing and now need? What has it been?
I married later in life. My bridal shower consisted mainly of older women. All friends of my mother’s – women I have known since I was a baby. They are all nurturing lovely women who have always looked out for me.
My friend Annie,whom I’ve known since we were basically in the crib together and her mom, who is like another mom to me threw my shower. Everything I received at the shower was very practical and useful.
If I could throw myself a shower now, what would I give myself? Since I truly want for nothing and I have everything I really need, I would throw a shower for everyone. I would wave a magic wand and turn back the aging process on those lovely ladies. I would bring back the ones we’ve lost and spend more time with each of them. We’d have a huge party in their honor and laugh like crazy. We would have a feast of our favorite decadent foods (remember you said calories don’t count)!
I would thank them for the wisdom they shared with me throughout the years. We’d have such a grand time. I know that isn’t possible but hey, this is my fantasy right?
I still have the gifts I received the day of my bridal shower. I remember who gave me what and each time I use those dishes, appliances, what have you, I think about the person who so lovingly thought of me. That is the gift that never goes away.
I wouldn’t change a thing.
I’m participating in Cultivate 2014. It’s a chance to reflect and manifest what lies ahead in 2014. Won’t you join us? Sign up here.