Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Funny Bad Hair Days
No, untangling this mess is not my simple pleasure. Believe me, I let her tackle this one herself.
My husband took this picture of my sweet 4 year-old on Tuesday morning. I kinda imagine her saying, "Go ahead, make my day." Literally, her hair stood up on end with the aid of no hair spray, gel, or any other concoction. Too bad this didn't happen on Halloween -- she looked scary enough without a costume. Anyway, as mad as she looks in this picture, she actually spent the next 15 minutes rolling her eyes upwards, trying to see her hair sticking out. When most of us would wake up complaining about an impossibly bad hair day, here she was making a game of it -- and eliciting uproarious laughter.
This is going to sound really trite, but I'm going to say it anyway -- it never ceases to amaze me how easy it is for kids to revel in the simple pleasures of this life: to have fun when things are a little off kilter instead of rushing to get things back into a perfect balance, to stoop down to pick a lone flower instead of just dismissing it as a weed, to find joy in the unexpected instead of just lamenting about how it has messed up my routine.
I've been writing a lot about how God has asked me to lay down things that have been part of my life for several years. There is a myriad of reasons for this, I think, but one of them has to be so that I can be more childlike, so that I can actually take a few guilt-free moments to enjoy one of the many simple pleasures that abound in this world. He has given me so many sweet gifts of beauty and light and I simply don't take the time to really see them.
Here's to simple pleasures and finding yours today.
I'm linking up with, well, you guessed it -- Simple Pleasures.