My older sister gave it to me when I still lived in my upstairs room at my mom and dad's old house. I moved downstairs some time in 8th grade, which means I've had the little calendar for...20 years! Whoa!
I don't remember why she gave it to me, perhaps as a little token when she was graduating from high school, or maybe a birthday or a Valentine gift. I'm sure she doesn't remember it and would giggle at the thought of me keeping it so long and through several moves. But I'm so glad I have it.
Each day has a little quote, line from a poem, or scripture verse. Some are more inspiring than others, and there's one day (I think in August) missing, a quirk that makes me smile. I think of her each time I flip it and I can't imagine getting rid of it.
It's really a gift that keeps on giving, and it definitely "sparks joy!"