For the last couple of months, I have been spending Saturdays at the Downtown Market to sell my recycled creations. At times its a bit of a struggle with my body to get motivated at 5:00 a.m., but when I do, its worth it. Always the same routine to get my pieces together and load them into the truck, along with tables, tent and chairs.
After that is finished, I let my dogs go out to do their thing, and then I am on the road.
Five minutes of driving and I am here. The time is about 6:30. The area is an open, grassy setting, quite large. The back drop is a view of the waterside and the sun on the horizon. This particular Saturday the sunrise was breathtaking. By the way, I live in Florida.
The space that I have been in for a couple of weeks now is next to a very nice gentleman named Mike, who sells some rare and amazing jewelry and gems. He has such a positive energy and like that we are next to each other. He is definitely a motivator.
I will not bore you with the setting up details……
Jumping ahead: set up is complete. After coffee and some breakfast, its now about 8:00 a.m. , and now the fun begins. I almost forgot, we have the honor of listening to live music until about 1:00 p.m. A different local band every Saturday. People from all over come to enjoy the music, food and art from the locals here.
I have to say that I am very grateful and blessed to be able to spend time with all the beautiful and friendly artists and crafters. They are all amazing!
So, let’s get on to the point of the title of this post…..
It’s reaching the noon hour and it has been a pretty awesome day! Talked to a lot of people, and even got to see some friends that I have not seen in a while.
The time has come now to start packing it up, people are dispersing and going on with the rest of their day.
While I am getting my things together, Bernie and Donna (they run the market) come by and inform me that they are going to do a drawing. Last week they came and collected all the vendors business cards, so I thought they already did the drawing because I didn’t win.
They come to the middle of the grassy knoll and with them is a little blond hair, blue-eyed girl who I wish I had a picture to show you, because her smile was a heart melter. Her name was Jessie and she had the honor of pulling the winner.
She pulled the card and gave it to Donna. Donna turned to look at me and smiled. I jumped out of my seat and said: “no way!” I won! I was very grateful. Wondering what the prize was? I was blessed with a whole month of free rent for my space! ($120.00 value)
This day could not have turned out any better!
Every day is a gift and everything or everyone that you meet is just an extra blessing in your life.