Full Disclosure…I’m A Recovering Addict…

simplethings busy

…of the BUSY drug, that is.

How often do you take the time to enjoy the little things?  All too often I find myself running from one thing to another…just hurrying along with my head down, thinking of my to do list.  When I realize it, I have to stop myself….and look around for what I can see.

One Sunday morning last fall my girls and I were driving to my church, and as we were getting off the highway there beside the off-ramp there was a HUGE flock of Canadian geese resting.  I found myself almost wishing they would take off, so I could see them in their trademark V pattern.

On that same road is a mechanic shop who took some old tires and painted them to look like 2 Minions.  Every time my girls go past the shop, Miss J HAS to see them again.  (She LOVES Minions.)

Often, when I’m driving the back roads of my town, I have seen wild turkeys, deer, or other wildlife.  I know there’s a flock of wild turkeys that wander town, but never know where I’m going to see them next.  When I was still with my girl’s dad, they came through our yard a time or two, but they more often are in wooded areas.  I’m not sure how many deer live in town, but there are several.

I find when I take the time to notice the little unexpected joys in life, my stress seems to liquify.  What do you think?  What are some unanticipated surprises you have had that have brought you joy?