Perfect Moment Monday: For No Reason

March 24, 2013

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A few weeks ago my mom gave me a just because gift. It wasn’t my birthday or Christmas or any other present-giving occasion. It was just that my mom was at a store and a ring (on sale at one of those stores at which, if you ever pay full price for anything, you are just not paying attention) called out to her saying, “Give me to Lori.”

yin yang ring

She did and I’ve been wearing it to yoga class ever since — my new yin yang ring (which is quite fun to say over and over. Try it.)

Whenever I look at my hand from downward dog, I think of how much my mommy loves me and knows me and loves to do little (and big) things that make me happy. I feel perfectly loved.

tao ring


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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

RobinJP March 24, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Very nice ring, but I just love how much warm it gives you. What a sweet mom. And I love how she tapped into something she knows you are passionate about. Truly a Perfect Moment.



RobinJP March 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm

…. and of course that means “warmth”.


Mel March 24, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Those are the best rings — and the best messages.

Our Just Because cake has spawned an entire Summer of Cake. My friend and I decided to make cakes and eat them all summer. Just because. So much for the sugar ban.


Cristy March 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Love the ring! Clearly was meant for you.


luna March 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm

sweet mama!


andy March 25, 2013 at 7:55 am

What a lovely gift!


Kathy March 25, 2013 at 8:04 am

Awesome! Just because gifts are the best and this one does seem perfect for you! I imagine your mom also experienced a perfect moment this month giving it to you.


lostintranslation March 25, 2013 at 8:46 am

Perfectly you! Moms are the best.


carol (middle-aged-diva) March 25, 2013 at 10:02 am

Gorgeous ring. Seriously nice gift. xoxo


Suzy March 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm

It always makes me smile to receive unexpected gifts and know that those we love are thinking about us at random times. That makes the gift and the giver even more special.

Such a lovely gift for a lovely lady!


loribeth March 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Awwww!! What an awesome ring!


Amy March 25, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Beautiful ring and sweet, sweet story. What a nice thought to carry with you always:)


Esperanza March 25, 2013 at 8:58 pm

What a beautiful ring and what a beautiful sentiment… all just because. ;)


Justine March 25, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I found myself tearing up, reading this, feeling that you are so lucky to have a mom who knows you so well, who thinks of you this way, and who shows you that she’s thinking about you. It’s no wonder that you’re the kind of mom YOU are, too … and the amazing woman that I look up to so much. xo


Jenny Ford March 26, 2013 at 8:38 am

LOVE it! And I love buying just because gifts for my kiddos. Throws them off a little, and makes them feel like they were being thought about.


Jen Goode March 26, 2013 at 8:55 am

Thank you so much for sharing, I love the idea of Perfect Monday Moments, what an awesome way to gain some new perspective sitting right where we are! Your new ring is gorgeous.. what a sweet mama!


Laura March 26, 2013 at 9:09 am

I love that ring! It is so YOU! Your mama is awesome. I have an awesome mama, too. She does stuff like this frequently since she works at JC Penney and gets a nice discount, but it’s usually an armload of beige bras she bought for $1.41 each. Haha!


Catherine March 26, 2013 at 9:20 am

Laura, that’s hilarious. Beige bras would make me feel loved. ;)


Catherine March 26, 2013 at 9:22 am

I’ve been accused of not liking gifts and being ungrateful for them. The truth is I love gifts. I just prefer gifts that have a similar story to this one. Gifts that are thoughtful and simple and obviously perfect for me. I love a gift that made the giver think “I have to buy this for Catherine, I just have to.” And I love the giver who knows me so well and thinks of me even when I’m not around. That is the actual gift.


April March 31, 2013 at 9:33 am

I could have sworn I commented! I laughed when I was reading this because that ring is so you. Then I had to show Ian your site so he’d get it.

I love that your mom saw something so perfect for you and grabbed it.


Viola Saldanha April 6, 2013 at 12:54 am

From one Perfect Mom-ent to another Perfect Mom-ent.


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