smile and shrug

…what else can I do?

Prompt: Something I love about myself

I love little baby ducks, old pickup trucks, little fuzzy pups, and life…

I remember learning that song in elementary school chorus about one gazillion years ago.   Well, maybe not THAT long ago, but still… it has stuck with me through being a teenager, a young mom, a mom of a high school graduate, a divorce, and now this pregnancy.  That isn’t what I love about myself, my recall of that song per se, but I wanted to share it with you.

I love THAT about myself.  My desire to share.  If I find something heart-touching, funny, inspiring, thoughtful – whatever – I want to share it.  And my joy when someone else loves it too, my joy for them, is real and true.

I’m not always good about sharing my actual cookies or ice cream – don’t get between a pregnant woman and her snacks, you know?  But sharing a song, a poem, a website, a joke – I’m all over it.  Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not sending those email chain letters, I’m not forwarding nastygram text messages to my entire contact list, I’m not even on any social media sites and “like”ing things.  I’m more real and subtle than that.  I’m more likely to find a show on Netflix and insist you watch it with me and then rejoice when you are as hooked as I am.  I’m more likely to sit you down and show you youtube clips like this one or this one just to hear you laugh.  I will tell you stupid knock knock jokes or give you song lyrics that will stay with you allllll day.  I will lend you books.  I like sharing, and THAT is what I love about myself.

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