MIAGD: Things that make your eyes water

MIAGD: Make it a great day

No onions.

No pepper.

No allergies.

Three times this morning, my eyes have watered for some beautiful I looked-for moments that truly filled my heart with joy, peace, and love.

7:00 AM, a text message from someone very dear, just wishing me to have a great day. Thank you for energizing my morning, Mav.

Sniff No. 1.

Between lessons, I checked my texts and there was a message from a studio mom that there was a delivery on my porch.

I’ve two voice students from Colorado, a sister and brother, who are returned to Kettering to visit their grandparents and cousins. They delivered this beautiful arrangement of daisies, Black-eyed Susans, and hydrangea, a lovely card, some fresh cucumbers, and doggie treats. Attached to the card’s envelope was an origami flower made from a napkin from Carillon Park. Those little touches… thank you, Schmidt family!

Sniff No. 2.

My 11:30 AM lesson is a ten year old piano student, Zach, and I decided to move this lesson to the deck enjoy the weather and the music. Last week, Zach’s grandma passed away and it was the first time I’d seen him since the funeral.

As Zach was playing through this week’s music, my resident cardinal swooped across the deck and rested on the deck’s rail not more than 8 feet from where I was seated. All four dogs remained in their lounging positions with no attempts to disturb the special visitor.

When Zach had finished, I told him about the cardinal and explained the Native American legend of a cardinal’s visit. Since his grandma had just died, I suggested this cardinal must have been his grandma coming to listen to his music. Thank you, Grandma Stamper!

Sniff No. 3.

I could never ever say I don’t have a great life. There’s sadness, but it’s also weighed with joy, fun, laughter, beauty, excitement, magic, and tremendous love-filled moments.

Make it a great day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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