Tribal Magic

It’s raining in Muskogee this morning.  I needed to mail an Etsy order, so I stopped for donuts (donuts are big here.  As are hot dogs) and got in line at my coffee drive-through.  A little pick-me-up for a drizzly day.

Then I noticed the old blue truck in front of me.  It had a “Bernie” bumper sticker.

I jumped out of the car and scurried up to the truck’s window.  I thanked the Sweet Young Thing driving for her courage.  She was too surprised to say anything but a soft, “Ohhhhhhh,” her gentle face tearing up as she reached out to shake my hand.  She had the warmest hands.

Full to the brim myself, I paid for my coffee and for the person behind me in line (a Random Act of Kindness I learned from my friend, Cheryl).

These moments of connectedness come more often now.  Maybe I’m just hypomanic after getting over the flu and the subsequent depression, but it really doesn’t matter.  Moments like this help me stay open to more moments, to watch for them, to set an intention to find them.  I record them in my Good Life jar so I won’t forget.

Moment by moment, scrap by scrap, I’m creating the kind of life I’ve always wanted.

It’s a Good Day to be on an Adventure.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Val Boyko
    Jan 28, 2020 @ 19:51:03

    Smiling … is enough 😊

    Reply

  2. Catherine Cheng, MD
    Jan 28, 2020 @ 21:42:03

    RIDE it when it comes, Sandy Sue!! 😀 I’m sure you made SYT’s day, and I bet she paid it forward. ❤

    Reply

  3. Writer Lori
    Jan 29, 2020 @ 05:13:24

    So very happy you are feeling better, Sandy! 😘

    Reply

  4. Kiki
    Jan 29, 2020 @ 08:32:20

    Came back to re-read once more…. yeah, yeah – you’ll be doing alright. It’s important that we ‘get’ these small moments of appreciation, happiness, peace, paying forward and ‘back’, the moments of kindness, both receiving and giving out!

    Reply

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