Friday, September 26, 2008

The Word of the Day is 'Laughter'

There is a sweet Asian family who lives across the street from us. The grandparents came from China to visit last April and have been here ever since. The grandfather can be seen each morning as he joins all the moms at the bus stop to put his two grandchildren on the bus and then again in the afternoon, to greet them and carry their backpacks home. Although the mom, dad and two children speak and understand English, it is my understanding that the grandfather does not.

My daily interaction with him is a smile, a wave and then him smiling, a single wave and then a brief laugh. The laugh part is my favorite becasue that is his standard response to everything. Anything that is spoken to him, his response is to smile and laugh.

How much sweeter would my life be and how much more pleasant of a person would I be if I chose to adopt that response for even half of my daily interactions.

If you can't say 'Amen', you need to say 'Ouch'.

I'm just sayin'.......