Samantha loves dogs and cats. She is shown here with her dog, Buddy.
The little things in life are usually the spark. This photo of granddaughter Samantha with Buddy the dog is one such example. A source of joy for certain. If a title were needed for this photo, I would call it Exposed—for obvious reasons.
Life has taught me that there is less emotional suffering if one can manage to laugh at oneself.
This lesson was quite meaningful yesterday afternoon when I discovered that I inadvertently used the men's bathroom at a department store in the mall. I realized it once I emerged from the bathroom stall. One quick glance told me that I was no longer alone. My exit was swift and done with great precision.
Why the strange behavior? Chalk it up to shopper fatigue. I'm grateful to be spending the next few days at home where I can enjoy the simpler side of Christmas.