Monday Delights #13: Puns, Little Men, and Sunrise

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This adorable bunny is a bit of “Kawaii,” because, you know, just looking at cute things can help us feel more positive about each other? I know this isn’t a real baby animal, but come on…Awww to the power of 10.

Something is in the air pushes me to focus on DELIGHT this year.

This is the last week of Women’s History Month. In 1911, it was just a day (March 8.) Now it’s a whole month.. Today’s quote is from Mother Theresa. (I think I’ve heard my own mother say something similar.)

As a reminder of what delight can do for us, here’s a bit of inspiration from NPR.

Here’s a few other things that delighted me this week:

Michigan sunrises: Yes, if you’re a regular reader, you know I finally visited Mom. Besides the delightful hugs and kisses we shared, morning delighted me. I almost forgot how each school morning these sunrises blessed me with their beauty as I watched for the bus. Then I could see, unimpeded, a half-mile to Nichols Road. That’s the road the bus traveled efore turning on Grand Blanc, stopping at my friend Diane’s house before arriving at the foot of my driveway. Plenty of time to gather my books and trot out the door with my siblings. Plenty of time to daydream about painting a watercolor landscape with the black outline of trees lining the farmers’ fields.

Puns I know. I know. Puns are the lowest form of humor. Still, I love the play on words. If I don’t find one every morning in the comic strips, I can always ask Siri:

Don’t even get me started on Velcro. What a rip-off!

Siri’s knows puns

This little man: He’s a gift from Wrestler #2. I’m supposed to find a permanent home for him. Still, I love moving him around the house and surprising Love-One with a climber on the window or on s lamp, or maybe in the shower?

I hope you find delight this week.

I know it makes me feel better to jot down a few things and remind myself how much delight I have in my life.

I feel freer now that 74% of senior citizens have at least one dose of the vaccine. Still, it’s no time to let our guard down. The variants will soon be the predominant strain in my state. Let’s get the number of vaccinated people up to 80% of the adults.

In the meantime, don’t forget to practice the five Ws:

  • Wear a mask;
  • Watch your distance,
  • Wash your hands, and
  • Work together to overcome hesitancy.
  • And Win this war.

It’s okay to wear your mask, even if those around you are not.

How about you? What absolutely filled you with delight this week? Please share. Chances are you will delight me!