It was another sunny evening.We were returning back after a the long weekend vacation .I was busy packing up and stacking the luggage back into the car,also sad that the vacation got over and its back to routine...A had gone to return the guest house key.My kids were all buckled up and ready to go wherever...it didn't matter to them(they didn't have to worry about laundry or food for that matter) ;P.
They were singing and laughing and always so cheerful whether it was sunny or rainy or even chilling.It reminded me of a saying,Carry your sunshine wherever you go!If only we adults could learn from them...you would find a lot of people smiling around you.
As I stacked up the last lot into the vehicle..ahh...the heat and the thought about laundry was already making me tired.My son asked me if he could play with his soap bubble stick.Sure thing , I said...whatever makes you guys happy. I git busy cleaning up the vehicle.
I could hear my 4 yr old and his younger sister bursting into laughter as they popped one bubble after another. As I turned around,I saw my kids so happy, so content, so excited ...that I wondered what would make me as happy as them even if it is for few moments.
I was lost in the thought as I really couldn't figure that out.Things that money could buy..no..good food,clothes..nothing mattered.A hug and kiss from my kids sure made me happy..A compliment from A for a new dish made me happy...but not happy like them. I convinced myself maybe we adults could possibly be never happy like a 4 yr old..
I didn't think my son would have an answer but I asked him anyways.What do you like so much about these bubbles?How does it make you so happy every time, Kanna?
He was still laughing when he said...
Look at those bubbles Amma..They are so colorful both small and big.Don't you like colors?
He didn't wait for answer as they got busy popping again and I didn't have one anyway.
As we drove back A asked me ,Why are you smiling through the window? I said I was looking for colors...