The Blog

Today Is a Special Occasion

This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.

I use my grandmother's wedding silver every single day.

I wore my brand-new "good" blouse to go teach a workshop last night.

I made seven-hour slow-cooked, vinegar-basted North Carolina pulled pork yesterday because it was... Wednesday.

I put on my yummy bright red lipstick to walk down to the convenience store.

Today is as special as my life is going to get.

So I'm not going to keep good silver and good recipes in a drawer, waiting for some sit-down dinner for 12 that's never going to happen. And I'm not going to keep my pretty things in a closet, waiting for an event "worthy" of them. And I'm not going to wait for a night out on the town to get my va-va-voom on.

What are you going to do to make today special for you?