It's All About Enjoying Each Moments Treasures

Lessons From Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris - Jennifer L. Scott

This was a wonderful little book. I felt good while reading it, infused with the French love of life . I loved her simple observations and her quick wit. It is more about enjoying the good things, because you deserve it, than it is about being French. She is not trying to get you to become something she is trying to get you to live completely now. I think the two parts that I reached me most were the clothing and the dishes.

I save my good shoes, clothes, dishes, napkins.. for that special day where I need to impress someone. I wear my everyday, don't really like them or do they look great on me clothes 99% of the time. I come from a long line of women who lived the same way. I don't know if it is an American thing. I do know that almost everyone I know does the same thing. Maybe I'm hanging with like minded people ?  I have watched death come to friends and family too soon. I have cleaned out their homes and seen the beautiful unused items they held onto waiting for that special time to use them. I do pull my favorite dishes out for my meals, I do wear my favorite clothes and I it does make a difference in how I feel going through the day.

There are many little ways we short change ourselves now for the mythical time later, whenever that will be. This book was a fun wake up call to do more living and less saving.