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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Tonight I talked on the phone with my girlfriend and her two year old. These are the ones with whom I am going to Florida in a short 37 days...I can't wait....she is one of my oldest and dearest friends..
Her daughter is super excited about the trip.  She gets on the phone to me and tells me that I am going to meet them in Florida when they get off the airplane and we are going to the beach and play in the sand and swim in the oceans.  Then she gets all seriously and tells me that there are sharks in the water with the monsters.  I am not sure where she got this from, but she wasn't worried about the sharks.
The monsters come in different colors:
Blue ones that are just mean
Green ones that eat people
Pink ones that give love and snuggles
Purple ones that give sparkles, lollipops, candy and pink cotton candy.
We talked about the monsters- she's no fool- she was keeping the purple ones all to herself but was sending me a pink one to snuggle with tonight in bed because she wouldn't be here.
Do you remember when your imagination used to run like that?
When the whole world was full of new and exciting adventures?
When you  had no idea how you were going to get on a "big metal bird with wings" and fly in the sky- just like a super hero- and end up in a place with sand and water that you have never seen before?
When the most you had to worry about was what color monster was in your room?
And when you had the confidence to say that the green and blue monsters wouldn't come in and the purple and pink ones were the only ones that mattered anyway?
The sense of wonder is amazing and I think that's something that I am missing right now.  Life is such a routine and so much gets put off- til school's done, til the bills are paid, til we have vacation time, til the house is cleaned.
I am going to look for an adventure this weekend- on purpose- whether it be getting in the car and deciding when to turn left or right and not having any place in particular to go or taking a new camera out to take pictures.  I need that sense of wonderment and awe at what's around the corner.
When was the last time you went on an adventure and truly let yourself be captured by the moment, as opposed to planning everything out?
Hope all is well in your corner's of the universe..hugs and love to all of you...


  1. Oh the imagination of the young is so amazing I often think that when I see Little Leo playing by himself or should that be playing with his imaginary friends..........There is something to be said for being that innocent.........

  2. It has been so long since I even thought about the adventures of my youth. Of course we had Daniel Boone and I trail blazed through the woods behind my home. We had superman and I had many adventures in my mind having his abilities and thinking how I would use them. I miss those adventures too.

  3. what an imagination she has that is so wonderful i love when children tell these amazing stories that just come out of no where. brilliant

    Everyday Life

  4. We hardly ever plan anything. Vacations, no plans. Trips, no plans. Restaurants, no plans. We just go with the flow. It's the best way to live I think.

  5. what a great imagination. she sounds like a real cutie!

    i can't remember the last time i had an adventure. i'm sure it would be fun but don't see any in my future, either.