Friday, December 23, 2011

I got a bit flaky yesterday and forgot to post.  Sorry.  I was spending a nice day with husband and sons.  For the first time in a very long while, we got into the car and just explored.  Back roads too us nearly to the ocean.  It is amazing to see a place you know from another angle.

Stopping at a small park, we had some fun with another family.  Tow little girls and their grandmother were enjoying the park and sunshine.  The littlest one was just toddling.  The older girl was the same age as my younger son.  The little girl was so amused by my husband running around and playing on the playground equipment that she started following him everywhere.  It was adorable.  She also got my 8 year old to hold her on the teeter totter.

Her sister got a new experience.  My husband had found a ladybug, and i took to it show the girls.  I love watching children experiencing things for the first time.  It's a a beautiful thing. For this four year old girl, this was the first time she'd ever held a lady bug and she was utterly enchanted.  When she was ready to go, she found a leaf for it and set it free, smiling all the while.

Sometimes, the interactions we have with perfect strangers can be gifts of wonder and beauty.  They are opportunities to show kindness, to share experiences, and to make memories.  I hope you get the opportunity to connect with others during this magical time of years.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your family and the holidays! We'll be here waiting for more posts when you return! ^^


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