Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Secret World of Juvenile Joy


Nothing but the breeze in your hair!

Recently, after finishing my shopping at the grocery store I was heading out to my vehicle in the car park when I did something that I’m sure most adults don’t do. And, I’ll admit, I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again. And, I’ll also admit, that I loved it!

I took a few bigger steps while pushing the trolley and a few faster ones, then I leant over onto the handle and lifted my feet up off the ground. Wheeeeeeeeeee! I was off! In that moment, all my worries flew away like the breeze blowing through my hair… well, in fact all my usualworries were replaced by a new one, ‘I hope I don’t tip off the back of this damn thing!’ Hahaha!

While I know it’s a childish thing to do, it gives me this grand feeling of youth and exuberance and I know next time when I’m in the car park with a trolley (usually after the sun has gone down so I’m less likely to be noticed – but possibly also more likely to be a hit by a passing car) I will be riding along the back of the trolley again.

That got me thinking then about what other child-like things I secretly cherish.

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Aging Great-fully


Happy 103rd Birthday!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting a beautiful lady who was 103 years old. Yep, you read right, 103! Gladys (that is such a wonderful name for a centenarian) was very well spoken, walking quite well with the aide of only a stick and giving the other ladies in their 70s and 80s that she was with a run for their money. She was a true treasure. Her age was such an accomplishment.

So that got me thinking about other ‘golden oldies’ that were achieving some amazing accomplishments and proving to themselves and the world that age is no barrier.

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Something Happy From NYC


Overlooking New York City

As you would know, over the past week or so most of the things we’ve seen in the media about New York City has been sad news. Reliving the tragic events of ten years ago… September 11, 2001. Of course, I can appreciate the extent to which the events on that fateful day changed the city, the country and even the world, but as this blog is all about sharing the moments worth smiling about I wanted to flip it on it’s head and share a wonderfully happy story from the Big Apple.

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