Another holiday has come and gone. I cannot believe how quickly this holiday season seemed to pass this year. (Even though it seemed to have started just after Halloween…)
On Christmas Eve, my husband gave me my presents, one of which was a beautiful necklace/earrings set. I never buy myself jewelry, so if I don’t get it as a gift, I just don’t have any. Plus, I have a real problem with metal allergies, so I the jewelry I do wear wear is usually on the expensive side.
Anyway, my husband also gave me a new pair of Winter/Christmas socks, as he noticed the pair I had worn the day previously had looked a little worn. I liked the looks of the socks, but didn’t really think much about them.
Later in the afternoon, I got ready to go out to visit family for Christmas Eve, and I put my new socks on. Can I even describe how great they felt? I have never worn a more comfortable pair of socks in my life. I couldn’t believe how happy they made me. My feet are normally always cold, but not in these wonderful, magical socks. My feet felt great all night long. In shoes, out of shoes, it didn’t matter. My feet were the perfect temperature!
On Christmas morning, I remembered that my husband had bought me 2 pairs of socks. I ran and grabbed pair number two and they were just as wonderful as the first pair! What an unexpectedly wonderful gift.
So what is the lesson in all of this, and why should you care about my socks? Well, I it is a reminder that often times, it makes sense to spend a little extra money even on the small things in life. When it came to buying socks in the past, I went for the ones on sale. I didn’t really think about comfort, as I figured all socks felt the same. (Except dress socks that have elastic that fails after 2 wearings and end up falling down to your ankles before you leave the house.) I focused more on saving a little extra money and never really thought about how important good socks really are. I just never gave more expensive socks a chance, and I have been missing out all these years! Not to mention I am sure these socks will last way longer than the thinner, less expensive socks I have bought in the past. I thought that I was practicing frugal living by buying less expensive socks! However, quality matters in all aspects of life, and it is probably cheaper in the long run to purchase the more expensive, higher quality item much of the time anyway.
Have you ever learned a lesson from a sock?