I was recently inspired by a note my sister posted to facebook. It went just like this …
“I’ve had the luck to see a few amazingly charming things in the past week and just felt like sharing.
1. On the way to dinner, I got stuck at a red light on the corner of California and Mt. Diablo in Walnut Creek where there is a sizable water fountain. I watched a lone duck standing on the edge of the fountain, not moving at all, just gazing at the falling water for what seemed like forever. I figured this was one of the pair of ducks that I have seen making the rounds about downtown. Wonder if he was missing his sidekick.
2. Zooming down the freeway I came face to face with a little red balloon. As it flew just over my car, I watched it in my rear view mirror frolicking in the traffic. Made me think of one of my favorite movies of all time, “The Red Balloon.”
3. Flying home yesterday night, I had the pleasure of being neighbors with a lightning storm. We were in clear skies, except for a little patch of gray patch of clouds that were putting on a show better than any fireworks display. I have never seen anything like it. I was mesmerized for the 20 minutes that it was in view and feel lucky to have witnessed such a beautiful display of nature.
You may think these are corny or cheesy, but for me the joy of life is in the little details you can so easily miss. I, personally, look forward to more of all the charming little things life has to offer.”
I find myself missing the little details everyday, the charming little things that she says are so easy to miss. Since I read her note, I don’t miss them as much. I stop & enjoy & revel in them, just like she did. & with that … I’m staring a little personal photography project, to capture the charming little things I experience in my life. So stay tuned as I share some of them on my blog.
To start us off, charming little thing numero uno. A frog umbrella for Kyra. The rain here on the Northeast has been non-stop, literally. Kyra has a new thing for frogs & this green eyed thing was calling my name as I walked out of a customer appointment. It had to be bought!