Making Holes In Ice

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realize they were big things.” -Robert Brault

Does anyone else, when they're filling up a glass of ice water, put in the ice and then make the water hit the ice just so and watch it melt a hole??? I do!

Actually, I find it to be the best part of putting ice in my water. (Usually, I don't put ice in it at all. I mean, we have a water dispenser in the fridge, so the water is cold enough on its own. And isn't that the sole purpose of the ice- to make the water cold?)

Anyways, I was thinking about that today as I filled up a glass of ice water for my Mommy, and I thought of something- I am easily amused.

Now, that really shouldn't be too surprising or anything. Some of the weirdest things will entertain me! I sat today for about ten minutes fiddling around with a pair of toy handcuffs. And I managed not to get myself locked in. (Which is quite a feat, if I do say so myself. (And I do!))

So, I was thinking... Why do people find it so strange or funny or whatever that some people are so easily amused? What if we all decided to just... smile! You'd be amazed what a smile can do to brighten someone's day- whether it be yours or not.

And I realize that this is going to be a very short post today, but this week, make it a point to smile at something weird at least once. Whether or not (although especially if) you're having a bad day. Maybe it's the toy handcuffs. Maybe it's melting a hole in the ice. 

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  1. I came to the conclusion a long time ago that people who are easily amused are rarely bored. =) And given the boredom epidemic that is sweeping our generation, I'd say that's a good thing!

    On a more serious note, it used to be considered a good thing if someone was able to delight in the small things of life (like watching ice melt, or studying jello to figure out why it jiggles, or stopping right in the middle of the sidewalk to admire a ladybug, or...[the list goes on]). Now it is looked down upon as idiotic and/or childish, while TV shows/movies that promote laughing at complete idiocy (others' inadequacies) or, even more degrading, other people's pain are lauded as "hilarious." When did we change? Just my thoughts... take them for what they're worth.