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Silly Sightings In A Single Swoop

Life takes it’s toll in one way or another.

When the opportunity arises for you to stop and smile, do it!

Ever take the same route over and over again so many times you could do it in your sleep? Not that it would be advisable that you do it in your sleep of course but you feel fairly confident you could, if you had to?

For me, it’s the morning school route with one carpool stop.


A few weeks ago, as I set out on this everyday journey and slowed at the first traffic light, something that’s normally not in my peripheral vision at this point caught the corner of my eye.

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Once a year a neighboring town hosts a Hot-Air Balloon Festival but that’s not until July.

This was a little out-of-the-ordinary.

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As I rounded the corner at yet another traffic light along this established route of travel, I came upon an extra-large cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee — on two legs — waving to me.

This does not happen every day.

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And when I got to our morning carpool, this fella was waiting in the driveway to greet us. ‘Nope, it’s not Turkey Season’, I thought. Heck, it’s not even November. Like the balloon, the walking cup of coffee and the rain-shower that came out of nowhere just before we got there, this occurrence was random.

But, not as random as seeing this scene or rather, this scenery, being pulled along the main street of our fare city as I continued on my way to work, after dropping the kids off at school.

When was the last time you saw something like this on your regular route?

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All of this randomness in such a short period of time, didn’t feel so random all of sudden and it made me stop and smile.

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(This smile was not random. It’s not even mine but it was spontaneous, taken on that same day and it seems to fit here nicely.)

Maybe the universe was trying to send me a message. At times it seems as though life is taking it’s toll, daily.

Maybe these silly sightings in a single swoop on a morning that began with clear skies that quickly turned cloudy and even rainy before returning to sunshine within the span of 4o-minutes, were meant to be the gentle reminder of that which I already know but often forget:

The only certain thing about life, is that nothing is certain.

You never know what may present itself to you at any given moment, in any given day. You never know who will enter your life or who will leave it. It is however, worth appreciating here and now, as it is, before it changes because for certain, it will.

  1. June 2, 2013 at 7:02 am

    It is so nice to see something different and especially charming to break our routines!


  2. anita
    June 2, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Lovely, Karen.


  3. Karl
    June 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Routines are so routine. It’s nice to mix it up every once in a while. Thanks Karen.


  4. June 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you – Karl.


  5. June 3, 2013 at 7:53 am

    There is something to be said about simple impulsiveness. Its gets us out of our ‘box’ and points out there actually is another world around us going on, whether we chose to visit it or not. Another world, fun people, new activities. It sure beats ‘the box’ many days. 🙂


    • June 5, 2013 at 7:15 am

      I like your perspective Andy. You’re right, nothing like switching it up a little. Looking forward to catching up on your posts soon. Hope it’s all going well!


  6. singleworkingmomswm
    June 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    What an awesome day! But, here’s the really cool thing….not everyone stopped long enough to notice all of these random sightings or pay attention to the wacky change in weather. You did. That’s terrific, and you got the benefit of a fun morning full of surprises!! 🙂 XOXO-Kasey from Cali


    • June 5, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Kasey! Yes, it was an “eye-opener” of a day and I’m glad I was able to “see” everything that was going on around me. Hope all is well my friend. Thanks as always, for reading & commenting.


  7. Anonymous
    June 5, 2013 at 11:11 am

    l loved your bloc, sometimes we do not take the time to see some different sightings that
    could make our day more pleasant. l am glad that you did.


  8. Shandra
    June 24, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Smiling. 🙂 I’ve nominated you for the way you inspire. Blessing! See it at my site: http://shandraharris.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/who-is-your-inspiration/


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