Friday, October 21, 2016

Park... {Everyday Beautiful}

It's Five Minute Friday! Each week a flashmob of bloggers gather, internet wide, to write for five minutes (no stopping, no editing) on a prompt provided by sweet Kate, then link up and share a little comment love. For more info, more posts, and/or to join in, head here!

We went to our lovely local "pop bar" for farewell popsicles last week (not that cooler weather will stop us from going there, just that it was the last of the really warm days), and got there a few minutes before they opened (I always forget).

There's a kitchen goods store on one side, filled with glass and sharp things, and a furniture store on the other - neither really good places to wait with small children, and then I noticed that someone had set up a Little Free Library right there on the sidewalk.

So I got out a couple of books - childhood favorite of mine (The Poky Little Puppy) and some pretty Eric Carle, to start with - and, parked on a convenient bench, we read. By the time we'd finished the last one we were really interested in reading, Le Pops was open, so we returned our borrowed books to the box for someone else to enjoy and moved on.

It seems that's often how beautiful moments come to us - disguised as inconveniences, waiting patiently in the sidelines for us to notice them.

This post is day 21 in my 31 Days series, 31 Days of Everyday Beautiful - for an introduction and more posts, head here.

1 comment:

BusyB said...

I enjoyed hearing your tale of parking on the bench and having a connecting experience. Small things grow into habits that illustrate a life.