I´m not sure how the tradition first started, but it was a long time ago: in my family, whoever goes on a holiday usually brings back fridge magnets as souvenirs. It may seem silly, but I think it´s a nice gesture... Every time I visit my parents or siblings, I spend a good while inspecting their fridge magnets, going over the old familiar ones, and looking for new additions. I have contributed with a few of them myself, of course. And sometimes the same magnet can be found in several houses, in either the same or a slightly different version.
That is perhaps why I have a soft spot for fridge magnets, which together with my fondness for magnetic whiteboards, results in a considerable amount of magnets at home :-)
Some of them I keep always on display, some others I rotate over time. Some of them are presents from family or friends, while others are presents to myself! Today I´m leaving these three here for you, with their cool messages:
- Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
- Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won´t get you anywhere.
- I literally love literature.