Hello, my friends! What in the world have I been up to? Going to car races? No, not at all, I have just been talking to my Dad!
Two days ago, he called me and said, "Look outside! You have PINK clouds over your way!" It is refreshing to talk with someone who has an interest in ...well, almost everything! He was very excited to tell me that he had seen one of the best car races that he had ever seen. Just a few weeks ago, Martin Truex won the Coca Cola 600 in Charlotte in a very exciting race. Now, you must understand, even with my Dad's influence, I don't care one thing about car racing. Not one thing. Still, if I am speaking with someone and they are passionate about their subject, it always makes me listen even though I care very little about what they are describing to me! (Does that makes sense?) It makes me happy!
When our son was growing up, I remember some of my friends asking me, "What do you do when your son says he is bored?".
My reply, "I don't know, it has never happened yet." It was true! And I do wonder if our son is a lot like my Dad, always finding something of interest, something to share with someone that expresses joy in the subject!
Joy...it is a word that you don't really hear much any more. In England, they have an expression..."any joy?". It means were you able to accomplish a certain thing or if something had come through for you in a positive way. I think we should ask ourselves that at the the end of each and every day- Any Joy? And if it is hard for you to do so, then search out positive people like my Dad...seen any pink clouds lately?
I will be going to visit my Dad today...there might be discussions on baseball, politics, cows, chickens, cucumbers, butterbeans, homemade pimento cheese, tractors, weather, or his childhood in Toccoa. One thing for sure, I won't be bored!