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...
Thank you for sharing your wonderful day!ReplyDelete
I can only smile as I read your post. these are simple pleasures that light up our hearts and make life beautiful. I love that you ran four miles today. I am so proud of you! You are an inspiration.
I don't know whether or not I believe in auras -- but if I did -- yours was shining brightly today. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Barb, for sharing a lovely, active day in Denver. You look regaining vitality more and more. I'll activate my Inner Child more to make small things in mundane everyday life special and bright.ReplyDelete
This is a perfect example of how we should approach every day - of how connecting with kindness and love brings such pleasure to others and ourselves. You are an inspiration Barb- enjoy the Spring -, I like to think it makes us all more open and givingReplyDelete
Sounds like my kind of day. :-)ReplyDelete
What Avril said, and that when I remember to 'be' where I am at the time, which is what you were doing at each of the described moments I can have days like this also. Thanks for the reminder Barb.ReplyDelete
This sounds like a great day to me Barb! Good for you! Love Di ♥ReplyDelete
It sounds like the perfect day. Wish I was there!ReplyDelete
So often we forget about that inner child - yet it is so important to let it shine. A smile on our face puts smiles on others. And we are never too old for joy in the simple things in life.ReplyDelete
I love the photo, the children look they're having such fun! A lovely reminder that we all like to play sometimes.ReplyDelete
You drew the most joy from each moment ~ReplyDelete
I'm also enjoying the very wide smiles of the children on the tire swing ~ the biggest and best smiles!
Simple but lovely every day encounters. They happen all the time but we're not always as receptive to them as you. Thanks for sharing your day.ReplyDelete
This made my heart sing with delight!ReplyDelete
That is a description of a perfect day!! I love it.ReplyDelete
Ah Barb, what a wonderful little trip! I pictured the whole thing as I was reading. It made me smile. Thank you for sharing you smile and your feeling of happiness. :)ReplyDelete
I read your story with smile.
I love to think of love and kindness in my life, and hope to be a receptive person. But I may be forgetting inner child as time passes.
I love the photo,your gradkids are adorable!Thank you for sharing your post!!
Let the inner child play! We never outgrow our inner child... I like that the librarian smiled at you. My daughter is trying to make a librarian in NYC smile. Such a small thing--but so big.ReplyDelete
You appreciate the smiles and laughs and dances around you, Barb. Your thoughts make me smile, too. I like to think I haven't lost or forgotten my inner child.ReplyDelete