Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Explore Your Preferences, Then Select Your Action"

This is the card I drew from my "If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules" deck yesterday.  Yesterday was also my 5 Year Anniversary with my company.  Coincidence?  I think not. 

I had a big success yesterday at work, which made me happy.  It energized me.  It made me glad I do what I do for a living.  That was the first of those days I've had in a very, very, very long time.  I've accomplished so much in 5 years with this company.  Have I accomplished all that I can?  Is it time for a change?

Last night Daisy and TEN came over, and TEN cooked a stir fry with steak, chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, asparagus, peppers and onions.  It was delish.  He was sure to remind me to eat on the "You Are Special Today" plate :) 

No.  I'm not kidding. 

This plate exists in my life. 

It has since I was a little girl. 

Birthdays, report cards, making teams, making captain. 

This plate has always been a part of my life.  And, when I moved out after college my mother gave it to me to take along on my journey.  Last night was a milestone in my life, and I ate off of the red plate:

I need to start using this plate more often for the successes the people in my life have.  Because even though it's just a small gesture, I really did feel extra "special"  :)



mrs.mfc said...

Awww I LOVE the idea of a celebration plate! So fun!!

Annie said...

Aww that's so sweet! Love it!

That stir fry sounds yum too!

Deviled Megs said...

Love this tradition! And I am in desperate need of one of those accomplishments at work. Like ASAP. I literally almost said "I quit" while on the phone with my bosses yesterday. No bueno.

Ashley said...

I love the plate!! I want one :)
ANd, congrats on the big day!!
Shrimp, steak AND CHICKEN all in one dish- that takes a lot of effort to make!!

The Bee Charmer said...

Love the plate. And you should buy yourself a little somethin' somethin' to celebrate your success. A little something pretty or a little something sparkly. Sparkly, in my experience, is always better.

Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...

I love the plate, especially since your Mama sent you off into the big world with it! Don't you ever lose that plate...

Mrs. Kindergarten

Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...


I do so hope that precious Louis has his very own special celebration puppy plate, if not please fix that a.s.a.p.

Mrs. Kindergarten

DIMH said...

What a cute idea! I just saw some cute napkins I am going to send a friend of mine to pack in her lunch. She's feeling down about a break up so I hope it will make her smile.

Love Cocktails and puppydog tails! said...

:) how neat! I think your special plate is brilliant! how lucky you are to have that!

MLD said...

love this! my mom has this one random floral plate that must have been left from a party or something that became the 'special plate' when i was growing up. its the little things! :)

Anonymous said...

I really like this quote - it's going right in my book of quotes! Also I think your plate is all kinds of awesome.

Bronwen said...

Aww, love it! We had one of those growing up and would eat on it on our birthday.

They have a whole line of dinnerware with that saying on it now... you can get it all at Sur La Table!