“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
– Frederick Keonig
A few weekends ago, my beau and I took a drive up to the North Shore of Massachusetts. It was an absolutely charming day, all thanks to Allie from 6,000 Miles to Home! After commenting on an adorable storefront photo in one of Allie’s blog posts, she recommended I take the trip to visit the large antique shop not too far from home.
While visiting the vintage marketplace, I served myself a slice of humble pie. My simple taste doesn’t want for much in life (outside of a home and land to call my own), but there are a few vintage collectables I secretly pine for. One of them? A vintage milk bottle delivery set.
Image my surprise when I spotted my dream set at the marketplace, with a price tag out of budget. I sported an unflattering boo-hoo face about the skipped purchase, even while knowing the money could and should go to needed things.
We left the marketplace without this beauty, but the day was perfect. On the drive home, I faced the realization that a materialistic item can’t make or break a day; the memories, laughter, and joy you experience within your day is all that matters. This slice of humble pie tasted good, and was a reminder I’m thankful for.
Do you like antiques / vintage goods?
Have you had a ‘humble pie’ moment lately?