Monday Delights #37: acorns, Endless Summer, baseball

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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. Today, it’s this baby monkey that put a smile on my face. What delights you today?

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 “National Pepporoni Pizza Day.”

Now that’s a day that brings me delight!

person holding a slice of pizza
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Here’s a few other things that delight me this week:

Acorns: Thanks to many oaks in my yard, the acorns are everywhere. A sure sign of cooler weather. I love watching them fall on the driveway and roll down to the street. They make such a satisfying crunch under my feet. Yes, they create a bit of a mess. Some messes are worth the delight.

Endless Summer: I almost gave up on my hydrangeas. The past few years, they gave me just a few blooms, hiding in the interior. This weekend, I saw the buds. I will have blooms. I will. I counted at least a dozen promising buds.

Endless Summer promise

Baseball: Whether it’s little league, high school or this weekends outing with Wrestler #1. Baseball is the one sport that delights me. I think I like the endless statistics, which sorta make me laugh, and the pace. I like guessing whether the pitch will be a strike or a ball. I like seeing grownups scramble after a foul ball with the delight of a child. Beside, how many team sports can you think of that involve a ball and don’t have a goal or a net? I can only think of baseball and cricket.

Sunset at a minor league baseball game

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.

The vaccination rate moved just a bit, so it now rounds up to 68%, but last week, my county reported 111% of ICU beds capacity. Yikes! Because of the low rate of vaccination and high rate of infections, the Governor re-instated a mask mandate for all indoor events.

If you waited, I hope the recent approval of the Pfizer vaccine helps allay your fears.

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.

Click here to see how your state is doing.

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 did it for you this week? Please share in the comments. Chances are you will delight me!

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