On The Bricks

July 25, 2022

There are so many people that seem to just waste oxygen, taking breaths to say things and nobody is listening. Taking up time and oxygen. And then you have those unexpected places where you hear something that just touches your heart and makes you smile.

Recently my daughter and her family took a little vacay to Red River, NM. During that time they rode a ski chair lift (she, her husband, and their two-year-old daughter, Zimmy). The sun was shining, but there were a few drops of rain coming down on them.

“What color is the rain?” Lisa asked her daughter.

“I don’t know,” says Zim. “Maybe it’s sparkle.”

“That is the best!” Lisa tells Zim.

“Yeah, it’s raining on me,” Zim continues to tell. “It’s on my leg. It’s GLITTER!”

 Rain and sun makes sparkle and glitter. So true.Another true thing I recently read, written by Donna Ashworth, says …

“There will always be someone in this life who just doesn’t like you, no matter how hard you try to please them.

“There will always be something that you say, or do, which causes offence or division. Whether you meant to or not.

“There will always be someone who finds fault in you, your life, or your words. You may never find out why, please don’t waste your precious time trying to. You can’t be everyone’s cup of tea.

“Then there will be those who like you on impact. A little fizz of energy that passes between you. Silently, unseen, bonding. Those people will not only like you, but they will like you fiercely. They are your people.

“Whatever spare time you have, spend it on them. You can’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but you can be someone’s first sip of a cold drink on a sunny day… Or a warming hot chocolate when you come in from the rain or the pop of a long -awaited champagne cork or a stiff shot of tequila when things go awry.

“Find your people, love them hard.”

Zimmy, who says rain is the color of sparkle is one of my people.

I hope you have a chance to be with one of your people today.

See you on the bricks.