Thursday, October 24, 2013

31 Days of Seeking Joy in the EveryDay: The Great Pumpkin

I love every. single. one. of the seasonal pleasures of autumn.

But there's a special place in my heart for The Great Pumpkin. 
We watched it tonight after dinner.
It was so fun to watch the kids soak up the nostalgia.
Nostalgia equals joy.

Yesterday Abbie took the dogs on a walk down in the creek.  
There was a great adventure involving a huge hollow fallen tree, the dogs, and a SKUNK.  
For some reason our dogs love skunks.  

After a skunk encounter, the dogs smell awful.
Although they don't come inside, 
somehow the smell all over them seeps in anyway and permeates the whole house.
We finally figured out we needed to open all the windows and let the wind blow through,
but the skunk smell not only gets in your nose, it gets in your head.

Today, the REAL Great Pumpkin was Pumpkin Marshmallow burning in the Scentsy burner.

“... Experiencing deep sadness can, sometimes, 
heighten your ability to feel joy.” 

― Markéta Irglová

Or:  smelling something awful can make something delicious smell even better.

Shared joy is doubled joy ... let's double the joy for both of us - what are you most grateful for today? Click below to leave your comment. I'll go first :

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