Happiness is a Toothbrush and Toothpaste
August 12, 2017 12:55am CST
I thought I had bag packing for a few days away all sorted. I have a permanent checklist, one that I nearly know off by heart. Rarely do I leave anything behind. But on a recent trip down to Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, my system let me down. I forgot to pack my toothbrush and toothpaste. At first it was as if the world had ended and my problem solving skills abandoned me! However, by next morning, even though I was staying in an inner city hotel, I realised there was a small supermarket nearby. I got up early and wound my way through the early morning pedestrian rush hour to go and purchase my essential needs. I can't imagine what those dressed appropriately for a day's work in the city thought of my casual appearance. But, before long I was back at the hotel, armed with a new toothbrush and tube of toothpaste. I was ready to face the day. My happiness was complete.
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Yes, it is the little things. When we flew home from our honeymoon we got stuck overnight in North Carolina. The airlines put us up at a hotel and gave us $30 each to cover dinner and breakfast. However, we had to use most of our money on necessities - like toothbrush/paste and I had to buy contact lense case and solution and a few other necessities.
thankfully, it's something that you can easily buy and quite cheap. i always make a shopping list on my phone as well as other errands, but sometimes i feel confident i've memorized it and don't look at it, then realize i forgot to do something or buy something when i get home.