Thursday, October 16, 2008

Simple Joys

There are some items that can always draw out the little kid in us. These are the things that we say "this makes me happy" about. Not "this brings happiness to my life". But "this makes me happy" with a broad smile and a tilt of our head.

Fruit Roll-Ups. They're not the most nutritious item that General Mills has ever made. With 50 calories a roll and 7 grams of sugar... it even says "Not a significant source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, calcium and iron." Yes, there are healthier snacks options available for my perusal, but how can you pass up feeling young. Almost giddy. There is nothing wrong with returning to our younger years. Some of us are closer to those years than others, but childhood...

Crunching dry leaves that have fallen to the ground, jumping into puddles, attempting the hula hoop, wearing braided pig tails. What are those simple joys that help you remain energetic and youthful?

Simple Joys from the musical Pippin

Sweet summer evenings, hot wine and bread
Sharing your supper, sharing your bed
Simple joys have a simple voice:
It says why not go ahead?

Wouldn't you rather be a left-handed flea
A crab on a slab at the bottom of the sea
Than a man who never learns how to be free
Not 'til he's underground

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