Mr. Jenny and I babysat our Grandlittle's on Monday.
When we met up with their Mom to send them home, I decided to be a little silly.
"Oh, Oh!" I cried in a distressed voice. "I won't be seeing you until next year! Oh! Oh! I am so sad!"
The girls got into the act and we all started hamming it up pretty well out in the parking lot of the sub shop where we meet. Actually, my daughter-in-law hid in the car and pretended not to know us, I think!
Even Mr. Jenny even got into the act, pretending to cry with great dramatics, "Oh no! Oh no! We won't see each other until next year!"
The youngest granddaughter stopped in the midst of the silliness and threw her arms up in the air.
"Wait! Wait!" she yelled. "Just wait a second! What are we doing? Isn't this supposed to be HAPPY New Year?"
It is supposed to be HAPPY New Year!
And we are.
And I hope you are, too.
Finding ways to survive all the icky in your life without getting consumed by it.
Being joyous in spite of circumstances.
I saw the coolest quote the other day.
To paraphrase it...
"I'm not smiling because my life is perfect...I'm happy because I'm surviving my life."
Here's wishing you smiles and joy for 2013 no matter what you're surviving!
I'm so, so glad I got to see you next year!
Yay for me.
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