What we miss

As many of you know I have a crazy, goofy, random, side but I still forget how to have fun some times. Today I was out raking leaves in the front yard, and having a debate with myself about whether or not I should jump in the leaf pile when I was done. I live in a down town area so I was a little self conscious about jumping in a leaf pile by myself on the roadside. What would people think? After looking around and making sure no one was watching I took a huge jump, right into the middle of all the leaves.I was almost completely buried! It was hilarious and I came out laughing, only to see an older man watching me with questions in his eyes as he walked by. I started brushing the leaves off myself & mumbled some comment about how you have to have fun while you work. He said he had never seen anyone so happy before to rake leaves. As I picked all the leaves out of my hair and walked back into the house I realized how sad we both were. I had to debate whether or not to have innocent fun because it was so child like and the old man didn't understand. Then I realized who was better off- I was. I was the one with the smile on my face and a spring in my step, and the man still had a frown. Now I wonder, how many of the simple joys of life do we miss because of what we think people will think of us? Let me encourage you to let your hair down & go find a leaf pile to jump in! The colors, the smells, the beauty, God created all things for us to enjoy - so to use the clique "stop & smell the roses today"!

5 comments:

Gil Bernier November 16, 2009 at 9:21 AM  

We wouldn't worry about what people think of us if we knew how seldom they do.
;-)

Abbey November 17, 2009 at 10:25 AM  

Welcome to "blog world" Katie!!!:)

.birch cone. November 17, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

Nice post!

Elise November 18, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

haha Great post Katie!

Sir Spencer November 19, 2009 at 9:55 PM  

now I'm going to go cry in my bathtub.

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