In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Re-springing Your Step.”
Just before Christmas I had a little win, I know money doesn’t always make one happy or indeed put a spring in one’s step, but sometimes when it just seems to fall out of the sky or on a scratch card at just the right moment it can have a wonderful effect. This is what happened to me just before Christmas when I won just enough to see me through the Christmas now it was a short lived spring, but just for those few weeks around the Christmas period I was able to gift those I wanted to gift and shop for the extra little things one needs at Christmas for extra food and fuel for the visitors and yes it did put a spring in my step. I had been so worried the week or so leading up to my little windfall but somehow I had known somewhere in my head that I would be able to manage and I suppose if I was really honest I had started to act as if everything would be provided for before I actually won the money. When I scratched the panel off the lottery card and saw that I had indeed won I really thought it was a bit of a miracle and somebody with wings had suddenly made the whole experience happen for me. First I was filled with an immense gratitude , then with this enormous sensation of love for everything in my life.My life suddenly took on a whole new aura of serenity as I planned my gifts for family members and wrote my lists for some paint amongst other things to brighten up the house for the Christmas celebrations. I made only 2 purchases which could be called frivolous one was some winter plants for outside my front door and the other was a gift to myself of a new digital camera . I was so happy with the gift to myself and left it in the box for at least a week before finally mustering up the courage to unwrap it and start learning how to use it. There definitely was a new energetic spring in my step during this time which does actually tell me that sometimes money does make a difference and a lot of what people say about it not making us happy is not true because a certain amount of money at our disposal does lift the drudgery from the shoulders of those who sometimes struggle at times of the year when often one’s outgoings are going to exceed one’s income. I really do believe my little windfall was from someone in heaven it had that tingle about it and it felt too good to be of this world . It’s all gone now so perhaps something else will put that spring into my step , falling in love used to do it for me when I was younger , I could do anything in the first throes of falling in love , I was such a romantic and thought anything was possible in those heady days , usually summer days , oh I can always tell if someone is in love their eyes sparkle and they usually look 10 years younger. Yes falling in love certainly puts a spring in one’s step.
When a deep worry is lifted from us can usually add a spring to our step also , I remember years and years ago my mom was having treatment for a tiny skin cancer on her face, I prayed so hard that she would be okay and I will never forget the day she received the news from the hospital that her tests were all clear , that news was better than the lottery win and still puts a spring in my step when I think about how lucky we were , mom lived until this year and she was 90 years old when she died , the skin cancer never returned and she enjoyed a lovely life.
Another spring in my step was achieved when my daughter,s surgery was successful , when my exams were passed, when essays were completed , when the house was tidied , when I get my hair done , oh my there are millions of things that put a spring in my step thankfully so this post has made me realise that I am so very very grateful for all the things in my life that help to put a spring in my step and I eagerly await the next delight that will put that spring back again.