Are you going through a recession recovery? Maybe times are still very hard for you and every day feels like a struggle? (If that is the case I wish you the best in surviving through your hard times.)
Hubby and I are in recession recovery mode and it feels amazing. I have learned that – sometimes – yes, money can buy happiness.
But there were so many times when that just wasn’t an option.
As I reminisce of twelve years ago today, when hubby and I first met, I think of the best present I ever gave him. It was for our tenth wedding anniversary, which was just about two years ago in January (if this math seems weird, yes, we got married after knowing each other for only two months). It was right after hubby had landed a job (yay!) after years of working for companies that shut down, and after a few scary stints in the ICU because of a freakish genetic heart condition. We were in major financial recovery mode, super happy to no longer have to accept charity from family members to do things like buy groceries, and didn’t yet have anything extra stashed up for things like presents.
So, What was this best present ever?
Well, it took me four months to prepare.
I practiced for hours and hours on my commute to and from work.
It didn’t cost a thing. (Oh, wait. At some point, it did cost 99 cents on iTunes.)
I learned every single word to the Barenaked Ladies song, “One Week.” You know the one? The super duper fast words one?
One night, I simply turned on the song and busted out the lyrics for hubby while he cooked dinner.
He was shocked, happy, and full of laughter. It was the most fun I ever had giving someone a present.
So, thank you, Barenaked Ladies, for creating such an awesome opportunity for me to hold a precious and loving memory for the rest of my life!