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.)