“What has you by the heart these days?”

My excellent friend, Willow-Marie, wrote a blog last week about this question: What has you by the heart these days?

When a friend posed the question to her, Willow-Marie focused her attention on it during a visit to Ottawa’s Byward Market. Not surprisingly, a child became part of the answer. Isn’t it often so?

“It was one of those moments when you can actually feel delight moving through space. You catch it from another person and it becomes yours too.” —Willow-Marie

The question prompts us to notice things that might otherwise pass us by. 

I encourage you to read her post and then focus your attention. What delight moves through space to become yours?

By the Heart On the Byward Market —Willow-Marie.real



About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on June 16, 2015, in Arlene Smith, Arlene Somerton Smith, Gratitude, Inspiration, Just for Fun, life, Living life to the fullest, spirit and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The child was definitely part of the answer but the fun-filled grandmother was a good part also. I remember spending a joyful half hour several years ago with my toddler grandchild trying to escape our shadows. When she first noticed it she asked me what it was. That’s all that was needed to turn the answer into a game. The faster we ran, the more we jumped, the quicker we tried to turn and catch them, they were always there, mimicking us and our antics. She was giggling so hard and never noticed that a hot, five minute walk from the mailbox became a 30 minute fun-filled memory making romp.
    “It was one of those moments when you can actually feel delight moving through space. You catch it from another person and it becomes yours too.” —Willow-Marie

  2. What a great story! I can easily imagine it. What a lucky grandchild she is to have a fun-filled grandma like you.

  3. Thank u for this Arlene. I’m so happy the story touched u the way it did.Here’s to delight!

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