Thursday, July 30, 2009


I'm really a baby when it comes to dragging myself to the doctor. I act calm and cool on the outside, but on the inside I am frazzled and a little sick to my stomach.

To help me get through blood work and exams I bribe myself with something. I've been to the doctor enough now to know what works as a good bribery and what doesn't.

I've tried shoes, earrings, purses, and ice-cream. These are many of my favorite things but they don't have the same effect on me as something "USED".

After my last doctor's visit, I found this little treasure at my local thrift store for $1.98. The lady at the checkout looked at me funny when I plopped it on the counter. "Oh, what are you going to do with this?" "Actually, what is it?"

As I explained that it is a small terrarium and I would be cleaning it up to put in my house, I realized that she could not see the forest for the trees. In other words, she could not see the cute terrarium because of the ugly gold grapes inside it.

I think I like buying old things and making them pretty because I have some control over the process. Going to the doctor makes me feel out of control. I never know what the test results will be or what news the doctor will give me. Buying a broken down treasure allows my creativity to blossom. Kind of like our Savior taking our broken souls and making them into something beautiful.

So I cleaned up the terrarium and placed a little bird's nest and a feather in it. It makes me happy.

1 comment:

  1. This terrarium looks so pretty with the next in it! I can relate to needing "rewards" for doctor visits. I'm a complete chicken when it comes to getting my blood drawn.


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