The titles a bit of an inside joke, but that's really what today is all about.
I just find myself doing a lot of smiling.
As I ran out of the cave this morning, running being the product of one too many snooze buttons, I suddenly found myself frozen at the front step. Big goofy grin on my face for absolute certain. For almost over night, there came signs of life in the front garden.
It's not really much of a garden compared to some out there I guess, but considering it's our first effort at having one and only our second season at it, it just made me happy that a few of the damn things seem to want to come back.
With an entire family full of Farmers and Gardeners, I am the one with the black thumb. Honestly, plants tend to wilt as I walk through the Greenhouses that sell them.
So I stood there looking all childlike and simple I'm sure, when a car drove by at a fairly slow speed. I turned to see what neighbour it may be but soon realized, it was a complete stranger. A stranger that simply looked in my direction and then, they smiled and waved. And I wave.... and I'm smiling.
I turned back to take a last look at the buds holding in that much wanted explosion of colour, and I kept smiling. I looked over to the new garden that we put in this year.
I love the colours and even more, I love the fact that there is now life, where there was none before. This was a dead area, receiving light but never moisture. Now it's vibrant and alive with flowers of all kinds.
Just then, Peb's took a peak out of our bedroom window. And I wave.... and I'm smiling.
The traffic on the Highway to Hell this morning, seemed eerily lighter than normal. Yet all of the usual suspects from my twice daily drives, were present. Since I was still proud of myself for helping to create such beauty just outside our front door, as I came across the first of the regulars I pass each and every morning, I slowed down just a touch as I approached her. And I wave.... and I'm smiling.
The large black diesel GMC pick up was getting close enough to bearing down on me as it usually does each day. As I frequently tell Peb's, I may drive a little on the fast side, but there's ALWAYS someone that wants to go faster. I picked up the throttle and found an opening in the middle lane. As the black exhaust ploomed out of the trucks tailpipe with the pressure of the accelerator peddle, we were suddenly side by side. And I wave.... and I'm smiling.
I continued this pattern at each point along the drive. As I approached every regular I see daily on the drive, I would wave.... and I would be smiling. Sometimes the feedback was instantaneous. I'd get a smile and little wave right back. It set a few others back at first though. They'd take in what must have been one of the weirdest things they'd seen in a little while, then they'd eventually make the effort to send a little wave back my way. But always as in every single time, they'd be on their way with a little smile. And I wave.... and I'm smiling.
I made a stop at the corner donut shop on the way in. When I walked in to the plant, I just stood there and I wave.... and I'm smiling. We started production with a coffee and donut break this morning. Now they're all out there with a wave.... and their smiling.
When I fired up this idiot box today, there was a mail with a joke from a friend.
And I wave.... and I'm smiling....
My sincerest thanks for dropping by....