The morning walk is getting to be a ritual that Smudge really likes. I get her coat on while Grandpa is getting his shoes on, and she waits for him anxiously at the door. There is a world out there to explore Grandpa. Let's get going.
She comes home from the walk all rosy cheeked and wind blown, with treasures clutched tightly in her little hands. Grandpa picks these "flowers" for her at the beginning of the walk and she holds them all the way there and back.
What exciting gifts the world has to give her every day, and she enjoys unwrapping each one of them. We sit at the front window and watch Robins hunt worms on the front lawn, and Crows bounce on hydro wires. The big yellow school bus always draws her attention, and the garbage truck coming down the street is an event she doesn't want to miss.
From quiet yellow dandelions to noisy yellow school buses she enjoys them all. Let's learn a lesson from her and take joy in unwrapping all the gifts of today.