summer joys

as i was coming home today, i was feeling particularly happy. it was a beautiful day outside, LOTS of good things happened this week and i had just gotten out of a job interview that i felt really good about. of course i am always happy {give or take a few days} but today seemed to be a little more noticeable.

and then it happened.

as i was turning the corner, i saw three adorable little kids sitting next to a table. on this table was a cooler and a cardboard sign that read "juice pops...50¢" {as rodney atkins would say, "man, what a picture-perfect postcard this would make of america."} i thought to myself, "self, it's warm outside, you have a couple extra bucks, why not put them to good use?" so i pulled over and one of the little girls got very animated when she asked me which kind of popsicle i would like. i told her an orange-pineapple would do so she proceeded to grab it for me. i gave the oldest girl 2 dollars and told them they could keep the change. i don't think i have ever seen a more grateful 7 year old. the look on all of their faces was PRICELESS.

every kid dreams of becoming rich off a front yard lemonade stand {or in this case a popsicle stand}. i realize that yeah, i may not be able to donate a million dollars to some kid that wants to make a few extra bucks, but to them, even 2 dollars means the world! so starting today, no matter when or where, every time i see a couple of kids selling popsicles, lemonade, juice, etc. i will be their #1 supporter. {even if it means having to eat in for dinner that night}.

p.s. i'm pretty sure this was the BEST popsicle i've ever had. that is all.


  1. I LOVE this post! Summer is truly the best! I am with you on supporting the lemonade stands! It is so fun to see the kids faces! I found your blog through Zach's so I am adding you to my blog list. If you want to view our blog, shoot me your email.

  2. Hey thanks! I've been meaning to talk to you about that actually..I wanted to follow you, but I didn't know how to get your e-mail to send you mine. ha It's sarah_june7@hotmail.com. :)


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