Thursday, July 31, 2014
It's the small things in life...
The other day when I left the gym I was in a hurry because I was running a little late to start my day. I parked in the parking deck so I had to go down the escalator to get to my car. As I made my way to the escalators I couldn't help but notice a three or four year old girl and her dad going down the escalator. By the time I reached the escalator they had made the turn and were headed back up the other escalator to where they had just come from. As I got on the escalator I watched this little girl laugh and smile and hold tightly to her father's hand as they made their way back up the escalator.
The father and I locked eyes and I smiled at him and laughed. Such a small thing as riding the escalator, something many of us take for granted, was bringing so much joy to this little girl. She didn't have a care in the world she just wanted to ride the escalator down and back up again.
I make my way to my car and threw my gym bag in the trunk and got in the drivers seat. I started up the car because I was still late and needed to go, but my mind wandered to that little girl and her huge smile and sweet laugh.
I turned the car off.
I got out.
I rode the escalator up and back down again. Smiling the whole time.
It might not of brought me as much joy as it brought her but it brought a smile to my face and to my heart. It made me realize we move too fast in this world and we often miss out on the small things that bring joy to life.
What small thing will you do today to bring joy to your life?
Can't think of anything? I know where you can find an escalator...