You just never know what’s going to happen next. Normally one would NOT expect to see a bicycle parked atop a horse shed.
And yet, there it was.
I was leaving the boarding facility after having fed my two old sweeties.
My mind was on the lengthy to-do list that ran in a continuous loop in my brain.
Get to the post office before it closes, figure out what’s for dinner and then go to the grocery store, send those work emails, return a few phone calls and prep for the upcoming class I’m teaching.
Blah, blah, blah.
No different from your to-do lists, I’m sure.
Then I saw the bicycle up on that roof.
I did a double-take and found myself grinning.
I took a long, deep breath and interrupted the “do this, then do that” loop.
I actually laughed out loud.
“I’ve got to get a picture of this,” I said.
So I stopped driving.
And I stopped ruminating.
And for one glorious moment I simply enjoyed the absurdity of what I was looking at. I briefly wondered who put the bike up on the roof, and why he or she did such a thing.
But mostly I just allowed myself to be delighted.
As I headed for home I felt lighter, more relaxed.
And that to-do list seemed much more manageable.
I was refreshed, as if I’d been on a short vacation.
Which, come to think of it, I often feel when I’m out with the horses.
There are blessings everywhere when we take the time to notice them.
Know what I’m talking about?