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.

 

 

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About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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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!

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

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