Inner Child waits patiently
for a chance to play
I'm in the city, and it's spring-like. Early this morning, I ran four miles. Afterwards, I did some work in my tiny gardens, where the tips of daffodils are beginning to show. Later, I wheeled my canvas cart to Whole Foods. People made eye contact and smiled. They weren't hunkered into heavy coats. When I gave my order to the young man at the seafood counter, he did a little jivy dance to the music playing on the speaker system. I did a little dance, too, and we both laughed. He gave me some ice for my fish so I could stop at a coffee shop on my way home and sit in the sun to read on my Kindle. Two men next to me played with an adorable baby. I think they were the baby's Daddies - I could tell they were smitten with her. They took turns cuddling her as she smiled and cooed at them. When I left, I told them how lovely she was, and they lit up with pride. I stopped at the Library and added 7 magazines to my cart. The Librarian had to look up my information because I forgot my card. She smiled and said, "No trouble."
An ordinary day but the child in me had many chances to play. I'm thinking about the happiness, kindness, and love I encountered. So many Good Things to remember...