Monday, March 19, 2012

1 - 4 Gratitude Countdown

1 - Gratitude for my sock collection! Even during times when I was very concerned about money, I usually could come up with the price of a pair of socks. I enjoy socks that are a little unusual, like my sock monkey socks, my "I am too sexy for my socks" socks, the happy socks that a dear friend knitted especially for me, those argyle socks I never have even worn! I even have a pair of hot pink socks that were given to me over 20 years ago when I had a needlework store called Threadbender's Needlework Supplies.

If I am in a crummy mood, just the right socks will lift my spirits. When I was in college, and in living fear of my professors, if I spotted them wearing some fun socks, I knew I could relax because they were a kindred spirit to me. I especially appreciate wild socks worn with a conservative outfit.

These socks are just multi-colored stripes, but there's more to them than meets the eye -- they are transparent between the lines! Oh my! I bought these over 10 years ago, and have duplicates just in case. If I am feeling like a splurge, I get two of the same pair of socks, so if the toe goes out in one, I have 3 left.

2 - I feel a special gratitude for all the sock gifts I have received over the years. I don't need diamonds and champagne, but I am always happy for a brand new pair of fun socks!

3. Here's a big "thank you" to all the people who have amused me with their socks.

4. I have special gratitude for all the sock monkeys in my life! Coming from humble beginnings, they have blessed and amused children and adults with their cheerful appearance and non-threatening demeanor for many years. See for more information. If you don't already have a sock monkey, take my advice and get one soon! They also make wonderful presents and acclimate to new owners cheerfully.

I would love to hear from you if you have any sock stories, or if you would like to add gratitudes to the "Gratitude Countdown".


  1. Hi Carol'
    I too am grateful for funny socks.I can relate to your story about your professors.It puts me at ease when I see someone else wearing them as well. I buy myself "new socks" from the thrift store every month. It's my "you've made it" reward.
    Catherine Hewitt

  2. What fun to read about your colorful and playful socks. I too have many a pair of fun socks, but I haven't worn them as much as when my boys were young. You reminded me about them so I'll have to put them back in rotation and I'm sure I'll smile.

    Another story from my end is my nearly 23yr old middle son. Spreading his wings and exercising his independence he likes 'wild socks'. I recently bought him a bunch for his upcoming birthday. I even saw an article in the local paper about people (even business people) expressing their personality with their non-traditional socks under their more conservative business dress. Interesting!

  3. Thanks for your comments. I love that your son loves wild socks. Terrific! I am always happy when I see anyone in fun socks.