Yesterday we had a true SPRING like day! For me, that means I can get out my beloved power washer and wash away the dead debris from the long winter. Pure joy.
I was walking around the front yard collecting sticks when The Fed Ex man zoomed down the hill into our cul de sac. I feel it is important to connect with these people, the ones who deliver our Amazon packages. My protective, realistic husband says not to, to always keep the door between you. I take this advice about 50 percent of the time. Shower them with kindness…somehow I think that if they like me maybe they won’t hurt me. 😉 Also, in our somewhat disconnected society of instant gratification they are perhaps our last true connection to the outside world…
So, I exude my positive light in the direction of The Fed Ex Man as he delivers a package to our neighbors. On cue, feeling my sunshine, he meanders over, hand out for the shake.
“Hi! How are you today?” He says.
“No complaints! Finally some nice weather!” I say exuberantly.
With a goofy smile he says, “My name is Kevin, and I am your Fed Ex Man! I am sorry, but I just have to do this.” And with that he makes a beeline towards the lonely old tire swing under the Grand Old Oak in our front yard. Fed Ex Man, now Kevin, lays himself down on it and twirls around, staring up at the sky.
“Ahhhhhhhh. You just don’t see these any more. Reminds me of a float trip I took last year. Every time I come here it calls out my name. Thank you so much!”
Just loving this pure sweet moment, I say, “You know, I asked my 12 year old daughter just the other day if we should take it down. She said, NEVER!— Kevin any time you want to take a swing, be our guest. And thanks for the deliveries!”
Happy Earth Day and remember to stop and smell the roses!
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