Adults could learn a lesson from little children when it comes to finding enjoyment in a typical day. Our little 4 year old granddaughter, Lydia, stayed with us one night and day last week. She got to accompany us to appointments with a doctor and our financial planner. It was going to be a long day and we wondered if she would become bored and cranky.
As the day ended and we were on our way back to her house….she announced from the backseat of the car that “This has been the best day of my life!!” and had a big smile on her face.
So what made it so special? We realized that she took pleasure in the simplest things around her. Here are just some of the things she found to be extraordinary:
– Spent the night with Grandma and Grandpa
– She got 4 or 5 truck drivers to blow their horns by pumping her arm up and down as we passed
– Got to play with new toys in the doctor’s office waiting room
– Played at a park that also had a petting zoo. She visited all the animals and fed them through the fence.
– Got a special candy treat while waiting in the financial planner’s office
– Got to spot cows and horses from the freeway
– Saw the Nestlé’s Rabbit digital billboard TWICE as we passed it near Anderson, IN
– Had lunch at a McDonald’s with a huge play center and made a couple of new friends
I’m guessing most adults would not have called this “The best day of their life” but we think Lydia has a better view of life at the ripe old age of 4 ½ years.