Lizard Shadows - Wonderful Wednesday

Every morning my daughter eats breakfast and anticipates her lizard friend's arrival.  She tells me when he isn't there and advises me of when he arrives.  Everyday she is excited to see him and, if she's still home, sad to see him go.

Her lizard friend is a shadow.  A big shadow that the overhang of the roof makes on the window blinds. I love this part of the day. 

  1. I would have never noticed that shadow
  2. I would have never noticed that shadow resembled a lizard
  3. Her excitement over this seemingly mundane morning event brings a smile to my face each time
  4. Her observation of what regularly passes me by reminds me to look a little closer at the details
  5. Her excitement over a shadow reminds me to loosen up and smile about the world that surrounds me.

I think ultimately, my #happythought is simplicity.

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful
— John Madea

What do the kids your surrounded by teach you?  Do they remind you of keeping it simple or another happy thought?  Share in the comments.


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building