Monday, September 14, 2009
Finding joy in ordinary places
So, today we are going to talk about happy stuff. That little brick smiley face is on a patch of street that I must walk over at least 6 times a week, but I never saw it before Friday. I took the photo about an hour after my last post.
Would anyone like to share a recent, small, unexpected happiness? Or something you're looking forward to? My daughter has her first day of preschool today, and I'm really hoping that she'll find something joyful in that classroom, despite her stranger anxiety. And if she doesn't, well, then we'll just come home and re-read all our storybooks about kids going to school, and how they're scared at first but it all turns out okay. I know she'll be fine, it's just a matter of taking the time to adjust. Or, maybe she'll just fall in love with the school turtle and never want to leave. (She has two stuffed turtles that are her favorite toys in the whole world. The last time we went to the zoo, she tried to climb in with the giant tortoises.)
Let's get the week started off right. Tell me something good.