On Monday I got a UPS package. Jeff and I play a game to see who can make our delivery guy smile or interact— I have never won this game, which makes Jeff laugh. The UPS man is immune to my finely honed people skills. My first wish: that Mr. UPS has someone in his life to smile for.
The package was from Amazon, my favorite! Inside were colored pencils—a gift from my lovely client, coach, and friend; the note read….and may your 2010 be colored in fun! Hmmmmmm. Interesting. I supposed I could dig out a blank notebook to color in; I don't think of myself as an Artist but maybe I could get SARK's Playbook and Journal. Hmmmmmm.
On Tuesday our man in brown was back in action and moved with such velocity I didn't even get to dazzle him with a smile or wish him a Happy Holiday before he was a blur in our driveway. Another Amazon box; oh goody!
I laughed out loud as I opened part two of the colored pencil gift: Susanne Fincher's Coloring Mandalas: For Insight, Healing, and Self-Expression. Now the colored pencils made perfect sense. I pulled them out and immediately curled up on my couch and colored my first Mandala.
The experience was pure bliss: undiluted creative juices flowed, I was totally present, I colored with childlike innocence—no rules or judgments, I was empowered by the joy and freedom of playing. ALL this with paper and colored pencils! My second wish: (I can have two, it's almost Christmas!) I wish you the joy of coloring.
Bliss and color to you Sharon—for always touching my life in unexpected and inspiring ways. Happy, happy Christmas!
I love the challenge about making the UPS man smile. Maybe you should start a poll for ideas 🙂
Who is going to win that contest? I love your blog. It is very inspiring.
Ooooh a poll for ideas is great!
I love the wish for coloring! Perhaps I’ll do some of this weekend! 🙂 Thanks! Love you babe! Merry Christmas! 🙂
I’m saying this with a lot of love, but Jeffy is just funnier! 🙂 (I’m laughing just think of his DUH picture for how to hang the Mickey plates, and he never said a word that day!)
Oh Larissa a poll to make Smiley smile, I like that idea! Okay gimme your best shot !
Thanks so much for reading and playing, big vugs!
A ~ His silent sneak attacks and one word bombs are usually the killers; I’m so happy you get each other. Reason to love you even more! 😉
To UPS Man: “Who is the best delivery man in the world?”
Wait for his reply and say “you.”
That should make him smile…hopefully! 🙂
Nya’s new favorite joke (I shared with her of course) is what’s that under there? (And your reply is…) I just made you say underwhere! 🙂
Or her other favorite, as the delivery man approaches the door say what’s that on your shirt! I made you look, and then flash one of your big smiles! 🙂
Okay maybe not either of these on the delivery man, but definitely on Jeff! 🙂
I can’t believe you can’t get him to smile when you flash him your beautiful smile. I’ll keep thinking of ones you can use for next year.
The holidays are over no more UPS man ;(
Maybe I’ll make him a sign and put it our yard:
Free cookies and milk for best delivery man SMILE!
Ms. Laura, I like your hand picture. It was very pretty. I thought it was my hand. 🙂 Do you have more coloring pictures?