Today I got my wrist slapped at work. Yep. For doing something I thought would make everyone smile on a gray and dreary Monday morning. I get my daily thought, reminder, call it what you will from http://www.bighappybuddha.com/. I love it. Some days they are more profound than my somewhat feeble mind can embrace but mostly they are thought provoking and joyful. Friday's was about hope and how hope is what makes a bad day bearable. Hope that tomorrow will be better. Well, today's was simple. "Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful". A simple thought, right? Not preachy? No promises of hellfire if you don't believe what I believe? I sent it out to all users in our building with a comment about how I don't usually do this but we should all remember that a smile can change someone's day for the better. Now, remember I work in a mental health center. My supervisor told me that she was told by "the administration" to tell me not to do that ever again. I know it's no big deal but it was a little demoralizing. I heard from a surprising number of people who were happy I sent it and said 'thank you for making me smile'.
So enjoy this photo of Quaker Bridge Road. It makes me smile and always makes me think of Tolkien's poem The Road Goes Ever, Ever On
The road goes ever ever on,
down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the road has gone
and I must follow it if I can.
Pursuing it with eager feet
until it joins some larger way.
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
Coming soon: Yarn porn. The most beautiful entry yet from Art Walk Sock Yarn Club.