We Should All Be So Joyful About Such Simple Things

“Hi, Mrs. Smith!” says Saahithi, jumping into my room this morning. “Do you notice anything different about me?”

“Well,” I say, “your hair is in a beautiful pony tail…”

“No, I got new shoes! My bedtime is normally 7:30, but I went to bed at 8:00 last night because we went to the Premium Outlet Mall, and I got new Nikes!”

“Wow! They are purple and they have green accents,” I say. “Now those are gorgeous!”

“I know, right?!” she replied, happily smiling and turning her foot from side to side for me to admire every angle.

The bell rings, and I have to send her onward to her fourth grade class, but the joy of a nine year old thrills my heart. Oh, that we wouldn’t lose it.

13 thoughts on “We Should All Be So Joyful About Such Simple Things

  1. Oh this reminds me of me asking my teenage what a text acronym she sent me meant, her message just read “ikr”, it turns out (and perhaps you already know this) it means “I know right”. I use it back to her now often, and usually get an “lol” in return. 🙂

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  2. See, life is good, right? Simple joys are everywhere you look – you just might have to look harder sometimes. And, by the way, I have purple athletic shoes that I wear everywhere. Get lots of comments and so life is good for those who wear purple shoes. Ha! Thanks for sharing this with us!!

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  3. This put a smile on my face – I loved it! Her joy was effusive and her shoes are fabulous. Thanks for sharing this. I’m with you – we should all be so joyful about such simple things 😉

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  4. I get excited about new shoes too.

    It is so easy these days to fall into a rut. Get up. go to work, come home, do laundry, cook, do errands, sleep. Bah!! Where is the fun?

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  5. Hello Miss,
    I too can relate to this post. Leaving a career after a life-time can seem over-whelming. I eventually got used to it, and actually found myself glad after a time. that I didn’t have to do it any longer. I love my new job as a librarian. It’s calmer, less confrontational, and less life-threatening to say the least. I adore your site here. I’m new to blogging if you cannot tell, and yours is one of the first I discovered. might I add you to my blog-list?

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