She said to me, "I love how you can find the fun in anything. You look at the most normal and boring thing and find the beauty in it. That's one of my favorite things about talking to you."
I agreed with her; I'm a pretty "life is wonderful fun" kind of person.
My dear friend Peace puts it so well. (I'm totally ripping her off here, I'm just letting you know that right now.)
If you were in a desert and saw a buzzard circling overhead, you'd know what he was doing. He'd be looking for death and decay. If you saw a hummingbird in the desert, you'd know he was looking for beauty and life.
The thing is, the buzzard will always find death and corruption. It's what he's seeking. Whereas, the hummingbird will always find beauty and life because it's what he's looking for.
People are no different. We will always find what we seek.
(See why she's my friend?)
I think most moms of big families are hummingbirds. That's the wonderful gift of our lives. We have learned to find the beauty in the desert.
It's a learned behavior, looking for the fun and the joy. It's also one we need to share more often with the world around us.