My high school teacher, Ed Gish used to say, “You gotta get your jollies in life were you can.” He got his jollies from a perfectly cleaned black board. I loved watching him clean the black board during study hour. He had a system that he never deviated from, and when it was finished he would lean back on his desk and smile. I loved that man.
Taking pleasure in the small things.
So to end the week, here is a small sampling of things that make my heart happy~
A delicious, comforting egg salad sandwich for lunch. I love egg salad sandwiches. Sadly, no one else in my family does.
Spring bulbs and seeds that will be planted this fall, and just when I’ve almost forgotten about them they will push up from dark, cold ground and remind me that spring has come.
I might have gone a little crazy with the sweet peas I just kept hitting the “add to cart” button over and over. Too bad there’s not a “plant in the ground” button I can push.
And this, that came in the mail today
Here’s something thing that you might not know about me. I love all things cheesy, corny, and tacky. I do. It makes me smile. I never want to live in a world where everything and everyone is stylish. I like the giant plastic monarch butterflies hanging on the side of the garage, the plywood painted to look like a fanny sticking up out of the flower bed. To the woman at the deli counter in the powder pink polyester suit (with matching lipstick) I say, “Thank you. Thank you for making my day! Thank you for being your delightfully pink self. You rock!”. I hear people say, “If I ever start looking like that; just shoot me.” But I say, if I look happy just let me be. Where’s the harm in that? Embrace the tacky. Love the cheesy. And for heaven’s sake don’t ever take yourself too seriously!
Have a great weekend…