|Mr. Golden Sun|
But the more I think about it, the more I come to appreciate that a little frivolity isn't necessarily a bad thing. That bringing flowers home "just because" isn't anywhere near frivolous and, if we're being honest with ourselves, is one of those tickets to that better life we're always searching for.
So, no, buying a dozen roses every other day might be a little ridiculous - especially given the fact that life is filled with all sorts of more pressing expenses. And I'm not about to explain to the kids that the pantry's bare because I just had to buy another bunch. And, no, I won't make them eat the blooms, either.
But an occasional bouquet tossed into the grocery cart can't be a bad thing for the soul. And if it teaches the little ones that a detour from the coldly logical path is called for every once in a while, then perhaps the sunflower pictured here will not have withered in vain.
Besides, the smile I got when I walked in the door made it more than worth it.
Your turn: What kinds of things do you do "just because"?
About this photo: We're winding down our fall colors theme. There's still a bit of time to share yours: just click here. We'll launch our next theme, drink up, at 7 p.m. Eastern. Oops, that's tonight: I'd better get cracking!