My husband packed us up last weekend and we drove down towards the lake to farm country for the day. The further west you go the more the land flattens out and the sky widens overhead. In the middle of that space there is a huge working farm that goes all out every autumn - rides, games, concessions, corn maze.
I admit I am no fun with the actual going through the corn maze. If I was a horse they'd sell me with the disclaimer "spooks easily." So, I sat under a tree and listened to the live music while they navigated. Win, win.
Speaking of horses. Or cowboys. Ok we weren't really but there was roping involved....
Let me just say here how much fun it is to have teens along on these day trips. I love that we can still hang out and have fun together. And who knew he could throw a lasso with such dead on accuracy?
side note: I was pretty excited to capture the wheel in motion. It's the little things, people
Like I said, age does not seem to be a deterrent.....
I was thinking when I saw this corn picture about an article about joy and why it matters which I read this week. The gist is that it isn't reality or circumstances that determine our happiness so much as the lens we view those through. Change your lens and you change your happiness. Different people look at days like this differently. I have looked at them differently at different times and places. You can see that corn in a small person's hair and know you'll be picking it out of pockets and dryer vent for days. (and we did ; )) You can think about overpriced concessions and the heat or wind or the 5000 things you aren't getting done at home or how annoyed you are with a spouse/child/coworker etc. All that impacts how you feel about a day like this.
So we mind the internal filter. We help each other view the world through a happy lens. We document joy and revisit it often.
End of my big thought. Back to pumpkins....
yessss! Day was a success.