Tag Archives: joy

Whale of a Tale

3 Aug

Caught on tape: ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Watch a handful of boaters save a trapped and dying whale, who responds with literally awesome appreciation and joy.

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Double Rainbow

6 Jul

If you haven’t seen the “Double Rainbow” video by now, my husband would make some comment about the breadth and depth of the hole you’ve been living in for the past two years.

I’ve included the video below, should you want to refute him or simple have a laugh down memory lane.

Needless to say, it rippled through the web right around the time that I had Szaba.

I vividly remember Ryan playing the video in the chair beside me, while I cuddled the unfathomable miracle of our new daughter. I couldn’t see what he was watching, but I could hear it.

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Surprise and Delight

8 Feb

When I worked at Cranium (before it was sadly decapitated by Hasbro) we had a saying we applied to every game and toy we created:

Surprise and delight.

When I think back to my childhood, it’s the “surprise and delight” moments that really stand out—something wonderful that happened on some ordinary day, suddenly making it extraordinary.

I recall a few of moments like that:

  • My dad surprising us with a “beauty shop” bath time, complete with our choice of hairstyles from the J.C. Penney catalog. (Of course, our hair didn’t look anything like those pictures afterward, but we forgave him.)
  • My best friend Sarah slipping me a top-secret letter at school. (It was a drawing of me marrying Michael Jackson with our Cabbage Patch Kids as witnesses.) Continue reading