Happy Today! I discovered a lot today. I remembered a lot today. Today was delightfully disgusting. I remembered that one of the reasons for my positivity is shrinky dinks. One of the outlines to make your own shrinky dink that I saw in like 5th grade said happy today and I thought it was the coolest and funniest and craziest thing ever. I was so right. Today is happy. Especially if today is the day that you are coloring shrinky dinks and watching them shrink in your toaster oven.
Today I also learned that rain can be fully enjoyable. I knew this previously, but today I proved it to myself. I walked to the bagel place during lunch in the pouring rain. I made an imprint of the sound of my flips squeaking to flops with each step in my mind. I avoided puddles in the most fun way, by walking along the ledge of the sidewalk. I got to put my hands up and balance my walking. I kinda felt like I was in a really happy ending scene of a movie. Or on an album cover. Either would be fine. I got to wear my Audrey Hepburn trench coat. I even wore big sunglasses, just for effect.
Sometimes I wonder why people don’t appreciate the rain as much. We usually love water. Oceans, showers, baths, pools. What’s so bad about a few drops from the sky? It can be really cool, if you choose it to be. Next time it rains by you, try as hard as you can to enjoy it. Go outside. Play running bases. Slide. Get mud all over you. Do some laundry after, you won’t mind. You’ll be too busy smiling from your rainy adventures. Seriously, I may sound crazy, but just try it. For me? Thanks. You’re the best.
Here’s a little teaser of what I’m hoping to post tomorrow, on MaggieKay’s birthday. I feel kind of weird posting about her birthday before her birthday even though we celebrated it today so you can just see this for now. happy fifteenth birthday eve maggiekay!