In just the first couple hours of today life has given many smiles - just simple things, really.
I could not help but get tickled at the Norwegian Base Jumper on the Today Show that was not familiar with what adjectives you can or cannot use on live TV. So when asked his reaction to flying into the rock wall, his response was something to the effect about realizing he was going to hit the wall and thinking “Holy s*&t” (those not in the Eastern Time Zone will get the edited version). The reactions from the behind the scenes folk and Matt Laurer were a hoot!
Have you ever seen a South Georgia Sheep Dog? There are not many – their coats are too thick and the temps too hot. Not to mention flea control in that much hair. But I saw a lady walking one this morning, and I had to chuckle. His body was shaved and his head was not. Bless his heart (yes, as I said I am in the South – bless (fill in the blank) heart is as much a part of lives as grits and sweet tea) he was absolutely comical. I actually had my camera with me, but I don’t believe his owner would have appreciated my wishing to take a picture.
But the best chuckle I had this morning also tickled my heart.
Demolition Derby D actually dressed for Tacky Day at school!
When he was baby he was happy and all smiles – even though very independent, not what you would call a cuddly baby. But happy!
You have to know this: he inherited, from me, this bone that makes you extremely embarrassed in some situations, mainly ones that would draw attention (no, there really is not a bone). As he became older, this surfaced more. He takes it several steps further than me though. He has it so bad he is actually uptight and bordering boring at times! In Middle School he would not participate in any of the activities like this. But not today . . .Today he came downstairs to head to school for Tacky Day:
Ok, so the picture being taken did not make him happy. Oops!
DH and I have noticed him coming out of his shell over the last 6 months or so and is seeming to enjoy life more and smiling and now venturing further out. It is something to watch someone start to figure out who they might be and to push themselves in ways they may not have before.
It really does the heart good!
It is beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth. Psalms 48:2