They say everything is bigger in Texas. We found this to be true in regards to childlike enthusiasm. Jason finished up three programs in the lone star state this past week and we had the good fortune of meeting a young woman named Carrie. The first night she showed up donning two different colored Chuck Taylor’s. You know how I love Chucks! She explained that her best friend who is away at college has the same set. They bought them together, wrote poetry on them and swapped colors so that they each have one of each color. How cool is it that they both wear the same size?! What’s even cooler is that the poems can only be read when the shoes are put together. We all joked that it’s kinda like a grown-up version of those BFF necklaces girls exchanged as kids, where each person gets a half. What a fun grown-up version.
Another thing she shared is that she recently wrote a list of 25 things that make her happy. When I asked her what a few of them were she shared, “ya know, like puddle jumping and sleeping in when it’s raining outside.” Amen, Carrie! She said that she accesses the list when she needs a quick pick-me-up. It’s a great tool for fighting Adultitis.
What a sherpa. I’m thrilled to have met her. Carrie’s childlike enthusiasm and tools to stay young are ones that I hope you are also inspired by.
My most favorite shoes are Chucks, too. I have three pair and I love surfing eBay looking for vintage Converse.
The story is so cool and quite inspiring – thanks so much for sharing it with us today. I needed a fun pick-me-up after an unusually long night up with baby Jesse.