Outside My Window Today…

Kids are playing outside our window.  Willie Fu and Chewie are watching them intently.  Earlier I saw them with fishing poles in hand and a bucket toward the creek.  They came back about an hour ago, empty-handed but grinning from ear-to-ear as only kids can do when they have no cares in the world or worries on their shoulders.  You can help but smile watching their joy and play – their youth.

They are so happy and so relaxed I realized I had not seen this on the faces of many people here in the apartment complex, especially the children.  I see children walking everywhere here.  Their heads are usually down, or they are looking straight ahead with their ears plugged into MP3 players.  It is almost as if they are afraid to be happy, to live and play and act their age.  These kids, the ones outside my window, are enjoying the perfect summer day.  They are laughing, jumping, running, and chasing each other in some game, or maybe just moving to let go of all the energy they have kept bottled for so long.

Seeing them reminds me to be happy.



About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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2 Responses to Outside My Window Today…

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    I was having the same reaction but to the opposite problem. As you know, my mother ended up in the hospital. Dealing with a REAL problem made me set most of my other problems at naught, because they were by no means that important. And suddenly I felt happier!


  2. My spirits are uplifted in the presence of happy, active young children.


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