Sunday, July 17, 2011
The things we learn from a danish
The experience reminds me why we need to do this regularly: because life moves fast, and we miss a lot of neat stuff if we don't.
One morning at the hotel's breakfast nook, I came across these danish. Logic said I shouldn't have eaten them. Too much fat and not enough actual nutrition. I'm not getting any younger, and my ability to eat as many of these as I want without showing the effects is disappearing quickly.
But it was one of those unique vacation moments that I didn't want to lose. I made a big deal out of shooting the scene with my BlackBerry's camera, then offered to carry the entire tray with us for the day. The kids thought I was nuts, but that's nothing new. They also thought the whole thing was funny. And unique. Which I hoped was the entire point.
In the end, I ate one danish each morning. And I hope the munchkins remember how much I enjoyed it. And how sweet breakfast can be when we take the time to notice the small things, and to share them with the folks who matter most.
Your turn: How do you share small, everyday happies? Why does it even matter?
One more thing: The icing is more or less parallel, is it not. If you're Thematically inclined, you know what to do.