“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” ~James M. Barrie
“The strangest thing just happened, ” he said as I was transplanting the Morning Glories. “I was spraying the grass with the hose and a hummingbird came and drank from it for about a minute.”
What a precious gift. Simple occurences, unexpected and beautiful, are refreshing and almost magical.
This morning, like most mornings, I stopped at the gas station. It just so happened that my oldest son pulled up at the same time. He didn’t see me yet. It made me smile to see him. I carried that joy with me as I approached the door and a man held it open for me, letting me pass through, smiling and greeting me with a “Hello.”
“Good morning, Brodes!” I had to say it twice before he heard me. He grinned from ear to ear and said, “I always see you here in the morning.”
“I know,” I admitted.
We both waited at the check-out as a new young man was being trained, my son standing two people behind me.
“Did I do it right?” I asked as I swiped my card and waited for the transaction to be approved.
“You did, Sunshine. Have a good day!” said the young man’s trainer who stood off to the side of his trainee.
And one more….transformative.
I climbed into my car and headed home, walked in the front door, and smiled.
“Good morning, Sunshine!” I said to Kenny. “Rise and shine.”
My mom used to say that every morning, now that I think of it.
It is the most wonderful phrase in the world to me, and needs to be said more often. 🙂