Last year I wrote a Part 1 to this blog about a new pair of socks. I thought I’d have a mini-series of random things I find that give a true spark of joy in my day. I’ve probably had a few such moments, but none significant enough to inspire me to write until I found this lovely $1.49 reusable shopping bag at a grocery store that simply said “The Golden State” with simple imagery of palm trees on the beach.
It’s not uncommon to run into things that use the word golden. Since it’s my last name I often notice and make jokes about owning it all. And that Molson Golden is my uncle. I know the bag was referring to my current home state of California, but the fact that I strive to be in the serene state the bag depicts, I decided to buy the bag, hoping it would transfer that feeling to me. It hasn’t, but I still have hope and it constantly reminds me of that goal.