Do you ever go to the grocery store, and when you get to the check out you think “Dammit! I forgot my reusable bags, AGAIN!”
I do. Every. Time. I Shop.
Recently when I was at the checkout, I noticed a display of beautiful, handwoven baskets that caused me to teem with desire.
“$30 is alot when reusable bags are only $1.99, or free,” I thought.
Then I remembered the LOADS of reusable bags I’ve purchased that just sit in the backseat of my car collecting dust.
“Maybe if I had a thing of beauty hanging off my forearm, and the pleasure of placing my produce in a gorgeous basket, I’d actually remember to bring it in the store.”
Girls, this is where the ego actually really comes in handy.
My desire for beauty, style, and looking/feeling good knows no bounds. I know that STYLE is an ultimate motivator for me. If I had a beautiful basket, I would be a thousand times more likely to use the basket than I would the traditional grocery bags.
Hell, I’d even walk back to the car to get it if I forgot!
So I bought the beautiful basket. And I am SO….HAPPY!
I use my basket for everything – trips to the bookstore, the supermarket, going to yoga, I brought my basket to the spa and filled it with snacks, a water bottle, my book and my journal. It has become a true companion; my little bundle of wonder.
This $30 purchase has saved many a plastic bag, AND brought so much joy and luxury into my life.
May this be a reminder to always trust beauty…trust beauty…trust beauty.
All my love,
P.S. – the basket on my arm is by African Market Baskets, a fair trade company that imports directly from artisans in Africa. They are so beautiful and durable. Use the store locator to check ’em out!