Sunday, February 2, 2014

Day 33, February 2

I enjoy watching the Inspirational channel on television.  During many of the programs, there is an "advertisement" put out by  These always touch my heart.  One in particular talks about a woman who started a movment to collect purses and give them away to women at the Denver Rescue Mission.  The advertisement end with the words "A purse is a terrible thing to waste."

Of course, I love anything about purses (I have a few myself).  I also love the unexpected twist on words, substituting the word "purse" for "mind."

I wondered, could I change someone else's life by giving her a purse?  What would this imagined recipient think?  Would she think I was criticizing her choice of purses?  Or would she see it as an act of love?

I've given purses to my daughters-in-law, to my nieces, to a couple of friends, but I've never given one to a stranger.  Do I have the courage to do so?  Do I dare?  I am asking these questions, not of you, but of myself.  So, we'll see.  And maybe I'll report to you later if I find the requisite courage.

Joy for the day:  contemplating giving a purse away.


  1. I was just wondering if you'd like this purse.

    How can you go wrong?

    Especially with someone who is purse-impared.

  2. I think this is a great idea but I can see the questions that you face. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.