Can we talk?
The other day I heard one of those money-saving segments on the news and was advised to save my change each day in a coin bank. I realized I have the perfect bank, a Mary Engelbreit piece I received as a gift years ago but have never actually used as a bank! This gift is super special to me because it was a gift from a friend's *father* who was a Walmart trucker at the time he bought it. Retired now, Bob was a bearded, gray-haired gruff sort when I first met him, but it didn't take me long to figure out he was a teddy bear. Still, though, I was amazed when this bank arrived in the mail one day with a note from his wife. "Bob saw this at an auction and said 'Do you think Angela would like that?'" she said. She told him that yes, she thought I would, so he got it and that's how I acquired this bank. The sentiment means more to me than the bank does!
Although it is a cute piece, isn't it? Around the base it says "Pour yourself a cup of kindness," which is a great sentiment -- and one I can certainly bank on doing!