I can’t remember which holiday it was. Christmas, a birthday, probably our anniversary. You see, I’m a terrible gift giver when put on the spot, like for birthdays and Christmas it’s so hard for me to give a good gift! Yet throughout the year, I love the rush and the surprise of bringing home something special and totally unexpected for someone I love.
This usually has me feeling guilty come gift giving holidays when I fall short and forget a gift. I know. I’m the worst.
I remember one holiday I really wanted to do something sweet and thoughtful for my husband, Brian.
We used to hang out in smoky little dive bars. This was before babies and jobs we actually wanted to keep. We would sleep in the next morning and my hair would smell horrid, like a stale ashtray.
But the thing about these little dives is they always had a jukebox, or Brian’s fave, Touch Tunes. You can buy a bunch of credits right from your phone and play whatever music you want, without having to get up, and even pay extra to play your music befofe the shitty music the dude 3 tables over is playing.
Brian always used to play “Wedding Song” by Bob Dylan. Music is one of the ways he shows me love, because he loves music so much.
So this brings me back to the gift giving. One anniversary I had a plan. I was gonna kill it.
I purchased the sheet music for our song and had it printed onto big canvasses to hang on our walls.
It’s a very sweet reminder, yet as I type this, Bob Dylan and his “Wedding Song” is sitting on the floor leaning up against the wall in our bedroom. Since we moved, we haven’t hung it up. Our walls are bare. We have nothing hung up.
This made me think about my job. I’ve had clients tell me they stalked my work on Instagram for over a year before booking an appointment with me. They saw something beautiful every day, they followed me on IG and Facebook yet left the application untouched.
I should hang these canvases up tomorrow. Such a beautiful thing deserves to be seen. Dylan would appreciate his work on display. My husband would appreciate his gift on the walls.
If you‘ve been sitting on the sidelines just watching, I encourage you to fill out my application for NBR extensions. Take action. Don’t just let this option sit on the floor.