Saturday morning I went to the grocery store with my middle teen. My goal was to shop as quickly as possible, since grocery shopping is my least favorite thing to do on a weekend.
We zipped through the produce, ran by the pasta section and stopped short in the soup can aisle. “Mom, check it out!”
My eyes followed his gaze to the very top shelf. It was there that I saw two of these amazing structures:
I could not begin to reach the top of this shelf; much less stack Campbell’s Soup cans all topsy turvy. Whoever did this was tall, artistic and had a steady hand. My son and I stood there simply enjoying the Campbell’s Soup can structures, wondering at how they were stacked and when. We laughed, took a picture and moved on with grins on our faces.
Later in the trip I realized I had forgotten the hot sauce. I made a U turn and walked past the soup aisle just as an employee discovered the leaning stacks ‘o soup. “Oh WOW! George, you gotta come over and see this!” George turned the corner and had the same reaction. “That’s AWESOME!” Two grins from them and yet another from me.
You don’t need fancy clothes and riches to make you happy. Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make all the difference. The cute baby in line, the blooming flower in your yard or the Campbell’s Soup can art you come across at your local Bottom Dollar.
Over the last few weeks, have you come across somebody or something that has given you a surprise grin or chuckle? Or have you done something that you know made someone else smile?