Okay, I was smiling when I walked out of my favorite secret thrift store with this dress tucked in my bag. I could have bought a coffee for the same price of this dress ($3.00). While the color of the coffee and cream are the same as the colors of this dress, I thought that the dress would be: less acidic on my stomach, calming rather than pump me up, less calories because I like cream over milk, and longer lasting. Oh, and one more thing, provide pleasure for longer than it takes to drink and then forget about the coffee (at $3 bucks the coffee is likely not all that noteworthy :).
Anyway, I am happy with my new and low cost purchase which makes me think of this famous quote:
"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort"