Round 2, or what I really wanted to say…:) Yesterday was the most therapeutic day for me. I spent it with my grandson…who I don’t see nearly enough. He’s 2 1/2 and the most delightful…if I do say so myself…little guy. He’s usually at daycare during the day, so when the garbage truck came hurtling down the street we raced outside to watch.
It seemed like a great idea to just sit out front and marvel at the wonders of life in suburbia. We found and followed ant trails, chattering about where they were going and what they were doing. Watching how persitent they were, reminded me not to give up, if it matters.
The gardener’s were pruning a neighbor’s hedges and he was thrilled to watch. I enjoyed watching the clean edges being cut and crisp shapes emerge. I really do like orderly things…maybe I’ll organize some closets.
The UPS man waved, then honked…trucks are pretty cool when you’re 2 1/2. It reminded me how easy it is to smile, be friendly and make someone’s day.
We disclovered how fun it is to watch an enormous bee collect necter from flowers. It really was the largest bee I’ve ever seen.
He collected rocks and counted them repeatedly. He was just as excited to reach #10…each and every time! Why do adults lose delight in their accomplishments?
I was charmed when he told me, “You go second, Granny. Be patient.” Clearly he has learned sharing and the fairness of taking your turn. Some adults still struggle with this.
During the course of our day I got peanut butter on my dress, crayons under my nails (lifting the paper edge, so he could peel them) and reminded to slow down and enjoy small delights along the way.
It was the best day I have spent in a long time.
Take time today to marvel at something you usually take for granted. I’m convinced it lowers blood pressure and loosens wrinkles around the mouth.
Have a great day!
Post script: today I saw my newly retired husband, salute the garbage truck driver as he came by. I’m sure it was just a thanks… Retirement is an adventure!
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