What delights you this week? Here’s a bit of “Kawaii.” Just looking at cute things can help us feel more positive about each other.
Something is in the air pushes me to focus on DELIGHT this year.
As a reminder of what delight can do for us, here’s a bit of inspiration from NPR.
Today is Tell a Joke Day. Silly jokes delight me.
So, here’s a joke that kids love. I don’t know why, but it really cracks them up.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Let’s roll up our sleeves, check our vaccination records, and encourage others to do the same thing. CDC.gov has all kinds of tools to help with your assessment which vaccinations you and your loved ones need. There’s more to vaccination than Covid-19.
Here’s a few things that delighted me this week:
Random Acts of Kindness: Loved-One and I got the chance on Tuesday. The storms delayed Metra. Not just the 8:30, which we were on, but the 6:30 and the 7:30, and all the ones after ours, I’m sure. Stuck at a station, one rider to our destination, offered to share his Uber. Thank you, for your kindness gentle sir. We, in turn, offered to drive another rider to her destination. Kindness spreads in such a delightful way. We passed the 6:30 train coming into the station as we arrived at our powerless home. My grandfather clock struck midnight, welcoming us home after midnight.
Ladybugs on sunflowers: CoCo wanted her picture taken in a sunflower field.
“Oh, alright. I suppose. It could be fun.”
It was delightful. After about 1,000 photos of CoCo, Loved-One and I found some insects willing to pose. I love the photos of ladybugs. Even more delightful, is my newfound appreciation for the delicate texture of the sunflower.
The Rainbow Connection: Loved-One and I found a new series we love: Mythic Quest.YYhe characters make us laugh as we commiserate with their workplace tribulations. There’s an underappreciated writer, a boss that can’t seem to boss anyone, testers that are treated like mushrooms, and creative people that fight with each other like siblings and push their staff to the limit. We especially enjoy the songs inserted along the way. This week, I sang along to “The Rainbow Connection,” as the credits rolled.
“How do you know that song?” Loved-One said.
“It’s Kermit’s song.”
That’s all I needed to say for complete understanding. That, in itself. is pure delight. And the song popped into my head randomly throughout the week. Double delight.
The more I look for things that delight me, the more I find delights. There’s so much in the world that makes me smile.
I hope you find delight this week.
Vaccination rates in my state are finally moving. We are now at 64%. School re-instated a mask mandate. Almost 100% deaths in the country due to Covid-19 are unvaccinated people. The epidemic is now about the unvaccinated.
See my latest post about the impact of Covid-19 on children: Covid Children: It’s no little thing
Click here to see how your state is doing.
If you were hesitant, I hope you find reasons to put your fear aside in favor of protecting yourself and others.
Some people are too young, others are immune-compromised or have other medical issues. Let’s be neighborly and protect those that can’t get vaccinated.
I am surprised to learn that the county where I live has 83% of ICU beds occupied. The CDC warns that the Delta variant is much more contagious and may lead to more severe illness.
I really look forward to the day that I no longer feel the need to update readers on this subject!
I hope this week brings you delight upon delight.
What delighted you this week? Chances are you will delight me!
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