Monday, February 1, 2010

Give me a sign....

Okay. Admit it. You are just like the rest of humanity wishing for some sort of sign to tell you what to do. I'll admit that I am from time to time. Sometimes a sign comes when I don't even ask for it....

If you know me fairly well, you'll know that I love quotes and have many signs and knick nacky things on my walls with sayings, phrases and words. Today, I was in the local pharmacy, Drier's. They always have awesomely neat things. I happened to walk down an aisle that was all clearance. (I love clearance shopping!) I walked 3 steps and saw a wooden sign and fell instantly in love (no pun'll understand the clarification in a few seconds) "All you need is love [and then in smaller type under] Love is all you need". It was the coolest looking sign with dandelions and crackled paint. I loved it and it was only $10. Did I need it? No. Did I really have the extra $10? Not really. But I loved it! I stood in my spot for 5 minutes (no exaggeration) trying to figure out how to justify this purchase but couldn't come up with anything.

Feeling a little deflated I picked up our prescriptions and walked out the door. Then the most peculiar thing happened. On my way out the back door I saw a sign, literally. They have a wall of neat signs some vintage, some wooden but all cool. There right above the door was the sign "Simplify". With the one word, the wind was brought back into my sails. I didn't need the much desired sign to remind me about the importance of love, nor would my walls suffer because of its absence. "Simplify" seemed to be the message I needed in general for life at the present time.

So, while I don't encourage anyone to request a sign from Heavenly Father, I will say this...if you keep your eyes open you just might see the sign you didn't know you were looking for or even needed.


  1. Love that story! I am also a victim of good taste with many quotes and signs on my walls. Thanks for the reminder, I will remember that next time I go into TJ Maxx and look at the clearance isle.

  2. Love it Becky! Thanks for the story, you should write....really!