I’ve already written about how important the small things in life are… it’s the little things that make the days enjoyable and keep you smiling.
It might be a single flower in the garden ..( the less you have, the more you treasure them, and being no gardener ..I treasure each bloom!), or the way your weirdo dogs both look at you, the ‘fun moments’ can make you smile.
My daughter Chloe and I have an ongoing “fun moment”….
One day more than a year ago, my husband and younger daughter returned from a Saturday morning Garage Sale Hunt, with a number of strange objects. Old boxing gloves, which I didn’t like… some coloured glassware, which I did like… and a very odd little statuette of an old Chinese Man, ..which I really didn’t like!!
Who buys stuff like that?..(well…obviously my husband and daughter..)
Anyway, instead of being thrown out immediately, the boxing gloves got to hang around for another year before finally being thrown out..the glassware was cleaned, and displayed with other beautiful coloured glass we had collected….but the little old Chinese man has made Chloe and myself smile many times.
We developed this game , ( I can’t even remember why?), where we take turns in putting the little statue in different places that the other person will discover . There’s no time limit, it may take days or weeks for him to be discovered, and he has spent time in bathroom cupboards, under pillows, in undies drawers, or perched high on shelves surveying the scene around him. The last week has found him sitting, swinging silently in a hanging brass bowl in Chloe’s bedroom, his little hand waving, waving, his eyes only just peeping out above the rim….patiently waiting, waiting to be discovered and smiled at again.
It was only today that I knew that Chloe had rescued him from his ‘home for the last week’, and given him a new home. I seriously hope he hasn’t been there for long, ( I have been away for a couple of days, and hate to think of him being uncomfortable in his abode of late….standing bravely between the Golden Syrup and the chilled bottle of water, in the shelf on the fridge door!!
Seriously it is the most interesting thing I’ve seen in our fridge for weeks….. but once again he served his purpose and made me smile when I discovered him there.
I’ll make sure he goes somewhere warm to recover….