July 31, 2012

Hoping It's Contagious

























Today I rode my shopping cart across the parking lot.

Yes, I'm talking jump-on-the-back-of-the-cart-like-a-kid-and-ride kind of riding. I love doing it. Wanna know why?

1. Because it reminds me to take life a little less seriously.

2. Because it always makes other people smile and sometimes they even laugh! Can you imagine the craziness of this middle-aged lady hopping on the back of her cart like a five-year-old! (It actually is a little harder than it used to be when I was young. I think my stomach muscles were compromised during pregnancy).

In my mind I like to envision that cart-riding might be contagious. Maybe all those people going into the store as I come riding my cart out of the store feel inspired to try riding their carts out of the store too. Who knows!?

I love spreading a little random cheer - it makes me feel a teeny bit like Amelie Poulain . . . please tell me you've seen the movie "Amelie" because it is seriously a beautiful, inspiring, fun movie and it's one of my all-time favorite flicks EVER! (Oh, and the soundtrack is great too.)

15 comments:

  1. Bonjour! C'est formidable! Oui à Amélie!

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  2. Ah, Amelie - one of my all-time favourite films too. I just love it - I need to re-watch it, it's been years since I saw it. Audrey Tattou is a goddess. I love that you rode your shopping cart, that's so funny!

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    1. I re-watch it all the time. I kept renting it then finally bought it so I can even just watch parts of it when the mood strikes.

      Audrey Tattou IS a goddess. I want to be her. Have you seen her in "A Very Long Engagement?" So good.

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  3. I like to blow bubbles, but it has been a very long time. Thanks for the reminder.

    Theresa

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    1. Fun! Maybe I'll blow bubbles too.

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  4. When I worked at HEB after senior year of high school I saw this lady in her 70s riding on the cart smiling and it's an image that keeps me smiling to this day :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing your fun, Jenny =) I'm going to check out your fav movie.
    Gracie

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  6. Hi, Jenny! Sounds like you had fun! It's great! Love this movie too :o) and I've got all the sounds tracks on my MP3 player as well :o)
    Have a happy day
    Natasha

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  7. You spread cheer all the way to Texas - i love it! I'll have to try that some time....in a few months maybe. I guess I need to see Amelie.

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  8. Daniel Payne

    This post made me laugh! What a great idea to ride shopping carts more often. Another great feel-alive-again idea is to sing loudly in the grocery store. People really love it!

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    1. I'm gonna do the singing thing - I love that idea.

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  9. got me laughing all the way down here in Arizona, when the weather gets cooler me and all the starbucks Mom's may join you in some shopping cart ballet

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