Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blue Skies

There was a little boy at the grocery store the other day, his cutie pie feet dangling from the cart where he set. He kept telling his Mom, "Look up, look up Mommie, look up!" She was frantically gathering up the groceries, two older kids hanging onto the edges of the shopping cart for dear life. Speeding down the aisle, dressed in career wear (the shoes were a tip-off, they had heels) she had most likely just got off work, picked the kids up and off on Mommy errands.
Persistant, he wouldn't give up. He finally turned his Mom's head with his little hand skyward. Up above the aisle of tomatoes and beans, soups and salad dressing...was a big Halloween display of ghosts and goblins, Witches on brooms and candy floating in the air. All  us adults woulda' missed it totally if he hadn't told us. We have our heads down next to the grindstone, gathering up rocks and stones in our bag...go to Aunt B's post to understand this one! We are missing out on a lot blue skies if we don't look up. Everyday there's that one special moment when you take the time to get outside of your daily routine. Me time. Selfish? I don't think so.


  1. Kids are great at sharing the best things in life.

  2. Many years ago, I was returning home from the grocery store with my 3 year old son. I looked up at the sky and said, oh Eddy look at that beautiful blue sky, isn't that the prettiest sky you have ever seen. I was very pregnant with my 7th child and stuggled to get the groceries out of the car and was holding open the door waiting for Eddy to come into the house. When he didn't come in I turned to see him still gazing up at the sky and heard him say, You did a good job God.

  3. G'day Joy ~
    Oh, this brings back many daily, YES daily, moments! I am always telling Harold to look up ... the only thing I look down at are the heels of a person I meet ... don't ask me why but it speaks volumes ...

    Have a great eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  4. Children really do have a way of helping us to slow down or stop to see the simple and fun things in life, don't they?

  5. It's amazing what we miss in life because we're sooo busy or in a hurry. A good reminder to slow down and little and notice... anything.

  6. What a great post! And we've been having a good share of blue skies here in rainy BC these days :)


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