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Post Office Brief Encounter

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Even the most mundane trips are an opportunity to connect with others…

Although I’m trying to find joy in small things all day, every day, I’m going to share with you as often as I can. Sometimes this will be a description, sometimes a video…. let’s just see how this goes.

Today’s ‘small thing’ was my walk from the car to the post office ( I know, I could have made it a much bigger thing by walking all the way there, but I just had too much to do today so I had to find joy in the small walk from the car to the Post Office.

Today, is a beautiful, spring-like day,  a special day as it is the 29th February!  So this particular ‘moment’ was quite rare (or not if you’re not into being constrained by the abstract concept of time)…. There is a definite chill in the air.

I park the car on a busy road where I always park but as far away from the Post Office as I can.  This road is lined with other cars and traffic busily rushing in both directions.  The grass seems greener than usual, probably just because the sun was shining. I notice the confused trees, already sprouting blossom, far too early but what an amazing sign that Spring is coming.  Life feels so cheerful and full of hope when blossom first appears.  I notice that the birds are really loving the sun, they’re chattering like mad.   I make it my mission to make eye contact with and smile with people, whether I ‘know’ them or not – to make a connection with them.  My face is bathed in sunlight and touched by the chilled breeze…  You can’t help feeling joy when you’ve got the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair.

It feels good to be outside and the cool air feels refreshing after the still, warm air in the house. When I get to the door of the Post Office, I am awkward and clumsy as I am carrying four bags full of parcels to post and they were making me at least three times as wide as I usually am, I exchange smiles and laughs with a lovely man (I’ve seen him around the town, but I don’t know his name) and he holds the door open for me and wishes me luck, I thank him and we laugh again.  A fleeting connection, one person helping another and hopefully two lives enriched by this small encounter, however brief…

With so much love,

May 2, 2016