Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lord Love a Duck, It's a Miracle!

If you don't believe in miracles, you won't believe what I found when I got home. (Also, if you don't believe in miracles, you should. I'm just sayin'.) So, when I got home this evening I was super busy. I was running slightly behind and that throws my whole night in to a tail spin.

I had been home for a while when it occurred to me that I hadn't checked in on my friend, the sad little nut. I have to be honest, I didn't have much hope. Nothing I had tried was working. It was as if he had lost all desire to smile.

Before I get in to what happened tonight, let me catch you up on where things stood.

Before I went to bed last night I went outside and gathered up a few of the more cheerful residents of my driveway. We didn't need a bit more sadness inside.

This little guy was my most favorite, but he didn't have a mouth at all. Can you imagine? No fingers to type and no mouth to talk. What a nightmare. I found a sharpie straight away and gave this little guy something to smile about. I think he has the best nose and I love how his stem looks like a little nut mohawk. He even has a Hollwood style dimple in his chin. Yum!Next I found this guy. He is totally awesome. He does have a bit of a black eye, but that is definitely a smile. He is absolutely grinning. A crooked grin even. Gosh, how cute! No sharpie needed here. Mister personality doesn't need any makeup. Nature gave him his smile!

Last but definitely not least, I told the little guy about the shout out he was getting over at Nixon Notes. How can you be sad when you are making people happy? It is just not right.

So, fast forward to this evening. After running about like a chicken with its head cut off, I found this:

Can you believe it? It must be true. All you need is love. Dang, those Beatles are SMART! All it took was a couple of happy friends and a blog shout out to make this little guy feel validated. The next thing he knew, his face literally cracked open in to a smile. He brings all new meaning to the phrase "a smile busted out". Wait, I don't know if that is a phrase? Well, it should be because a smile busted out of this guy.

It really does make sense. Any time I feel like I've lost my smile, I just surround myself with my girls and before I know it, a smile busts out.

All You Need Is Love........All You Need Is Love.......Love is all you need.....


  1. Craig is very happy you discovered some smiling walnuts; you deserve to be surrounded by smiles!

  2. I think you have the beginnings of a wonderful children's book!!

  3. Totally agree w/K-Woo! My mom could add the illustrations based on your great photography - let's make this happen!

  4. Holy crap! Didn't I tell you, Ouida?!?!?!

  5. You are so wise Ginger. Wise beyond your years!