Yesterday I was bummed. No good reason. Just general bummishness.
Because one of our cars was being repaired I had to drive the girls to their class, the last thing I wanted to do.
Sitting in on Cassie and Caroline’s Shakespeare class yesterday was just the fun-fix I needed. All the kids were jolly! All of them. The teacher, full of energy and humor, created an hour and a half of sweet synergy.
While watching and listening to the teacher give direction, lend perspective, and evoke emotion with the kids in rapt attention, I felt cranky sluggishness ooze out my toes and fingers quickly replaced by tingling engagement pumping up from tailbone to scalp.
People of all sorts had come together to share, to teach and learn. More than an observer, I found myself drawn into the craft of acting as it was playing out around me.
Cooperation. Understanding. Kindness. Giggles.
Sometimes cynicism gets the better of me.
Thankfully - now and again - life intervenes in special ways to make a resounding YES out of my poopy no.
And I’m happier because of it.
And so are those around me.