Isn’t this an almost silly question? You know when it won’t be? When life is not the same, and there is much more or much less in your bag. In 2002, I spent a lot of time with one of my best friends. Her army husband had just been deployed and I helped as much as I could with her three boys. What I carried in my bag then was – bubbles, snacks, small books, crayons, tissues, wet wipes – you know the regular. My boys are now all teenagers living in another state. And I didn’t realize it, but what I carry in my bag now is downright boring in comparison! (My bag is also MUCH smaller) Here’s what I carry now:
The brown wallet was my old school ID holder! It works well to hold medical cards and magnifiers too. Yes that is more Purell, this time in a purple holder! I have tissues (I think most ladies do) In the green wallet is colored lip gloss, and I think an old seating card from a friends wedding. The little book beneath it is called My Little Book of God’s Promises. This is a book of encouraging Bible texts that I made. I ordered a few copies of it to give it to my friends. We can all use the reminder of God’s promises to us. I made this book when I needed some encouragement for Drs. Appointments. I don’t leave home without it!
I don’t have an I-phone, but I’m happy with what I have. Yes that is more Purell – listen, I can’t afford to get sick. What might turn out as just a sniffle for you, could turn into a full fledged exacerbation for me. I try to keep the germs at bay. And with all that is going on right now do you blame me? I also have the lotion because I have to try to counteract some of that Purell use! A Dual Action Blistex, Sugar free Orbitz, I also keep my own pen, so I won’t have to borrow one, and the little white disk has meds and supplements. In my wallet besides my ID I also have an MS ID card (which states what MS is and the symptoms of MS). MS causes issues with balance, speech and cognitive processes, which can cause you a great deal of trouble depending on what is happening around you. I’m not drunk, I have MS! I don’t drink alcohol (nor do I drive), but I couldn’t pass that walk in a straight line test to save my life. My kindle I also carry everywhere. I can’t read a great deal until I can increase the font size. I’m realizing that my umbrella isn’t in here, also inside of my red wallet is a Panera receipt, I love that autumn soup, the green tea is also very good.