Monday, December 3, 2012

Oh the things you will see....

As most of you know, I drive a lot for my work. I spend hours and hours in my van singing away to whatever is on the radio, driving to or from somewhere. I see a lot of things. Some of them make me smile. I really want to start sharing these things with my dear readers in hopes that you will smile too.

This week I've seen:

  • a migrating flock of what at first I thought was Canada Geese. I looked skyward to see beautiful white birds in flight. I'm still not sure if they were Tundra Geese or Trumpeter Swans, of which both have been spotted in Southern Ontario.
  • a westbound truck on the 401, loaded to the hilt with freshly cut Christmas trees, on their way to new homes for the holidays.
  • red-tailed hawks; lots of them - some in flight, some perched on the highest branches of trees along the 401.
  • across the river in Detroit, a huge building that had lights that were shaped like an enormous Christmas Tree.
  • two four-year old friends greet each other with a hug before walking to school together.

Sometimes, you have to be mindful of the beauty that surrounds us every day.


  1. Thanks for drawing attention to these simple things. It's good to be reminded to 'stop and smell the roses' once in a while.

  2. The last one especially melted me. Today I opted to read all of the Christmas tree (Giving) tags at work & reading some of the stories made me teary. I had such a hard time choosing! I picked up one, & need to select a few others before I go shopping.

    I feel so lucky & appreciate that we can afford to keep our kids warm, clothed, & fed.

    Yesterday the boys donated a bike that they outgrew to Goodwill, & the employee was so excited, tellign the kids how happy the bike would make a child at Christmas. The kids loved it.

  3. Thats why I love taking the girls to school in the morning even though they are teenagers. Its so quiet at 645 and everything is so peaceful