Very often what it is that makes us happiest are the simplest things in life. One of those for me is the opportunity to have conversations with munchkins. I love the way toddlers think, they have not yet been jaded by the world, or even weighed down by normal logic. As part of my job I oversee a wonderful child development center with a great director and master teachers. So occasionally I get to pop over to the center and interact with the munchkins. Just last week I had the privilege of being run over by a Sponge Bob car.
I also have some munchkins in my personal life, my brother has three small children two, five and seven. I absolute love hanging out with them from the littlest who is completely in charge. Recently I point blank asked her who was the boss of the family, she without hesitation answered, “I am.” It was an answer everyone agreed with. Interacting with them doesn’t always mean they’re nice to me, her oldest brother actually thinks I’m not very bright. Whenever I say something intelligent he has this look on his face like, hmmm, how did the dumb guy figure that out, lol.
Often these simple things are also free, I’m a great fan of walking. From walks in the park to months long walking treks. Anytime I’m out walking I’m happy, anytime I post pictures of myself from my treks I seem to get comments about how happy I look in the image. I had a particularly happy walk this week, two good friends came through town and we walked along Pacifica Beach and out to Mori Point. Not a lot better than walking along the beach with good freineds as the marine layer comes into shore cooling things down, it was a wonderful walk with wonderful company.
Tonight a simple message, while yes, we want to work on the complicated and the big important things in our lives, don’t forget those simple pleasures that bring you so much happiness. ~ Rev Kane