On Friday, after a busy day, Abby said to me, "mom, I had a really good day today." So I asked her what was so good about her day, expecting to hear something like how well her book report went, or the home reading prize she selected, or something fun that happened at recess. You know, the usual expected school stuff. Instead, she surprised me. "I saw a Smart Car, a guy with a cool moustache, and a blue jay." And I thought about that for the rest of the day, and the next day too. Her response makes me really happy! And it reminded me about simplicity, and beauty. And how sometimes we "miss the forest for all the trees". I know I do, on a busy day. It is so easy to forget all of the good and beautiful and simple things that make me happy. I am going to remember smart cars, moustaches and blue jays.
I am also going to clean out my car because the melty spring smell gags me and distracts me from beautiful things. I know there is a rotting piece of fruit in there, somewhere. Also, no one will buy the lovely little Toyota if it still has goldfish crushed into the carpet.... Reccomendations of mini vans anyone? Thanks.