Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday, last board meeting as president, May Day…
The deer have eaten my rose bushes – and everything else that ever was green – so there are no raindrops on roses and I’m allergic to kittens, but there are still plenty of favorite things to make me smile.
Not everything is a cause for celebration. The girls’ blog talks about another hurdle we’re trying to cross. I am very grateful that Sis is okay, but my spirit is broken. I’ve lost faith in some people, and in my own ability to keep my dogs safe, but full disclosure… I did buy a new pair of PANK trail shoes earlier this week, so not all hope is gone.
Ebb and flow is the way of life, but this afternoon, I received one of the greatest compliments of my life. A teenage girl, about as typical as they come (angst, challenges authority, heard moaning, “I hate my life” and the like regularly), greeted me brightly and then opened her arms wide and we hugged.
And hugged. And held on. And whispered things I won’t share. Growing up can be hard, and I think she really knows not only is she the only one ever, but her parents aren’t the only adults who care deeply about her.
Neither of us are overtly affectionate, which only made the moment all the more precious.
And sometimes, being honored is inconvenient. That’s all I’m going to say about that for now, but has anyone else ever thought, “Oh, what an honor — I just wish the timing was better”?
The sunshine and roses will be back soon. In the meantime, I’ll take a rainy day hold tight and sway with a young friend every single time. A resilient dog with plenty of kisses and sassy demands for a walk – even in the rain, even after being attacked – makes the world a better place too.
And yeah, I do sing “My Girl” to the furgirls, along with “You are my Sunshine.”
What lifts you up or puts sunshine on a cloudy day for you?