Today was a lovely day.
I spent the day with my youngest daughter. She is recently out of college navigating the difficult transition from college to work which has landed her back at home until she has financial security. She is often cranky and a bit snippy. At times it can feel like walking on eggshells around our house.
We went outlet shopping. We had some great laughs at the characters we met up with. She found some great finds which always puts her in a good mood. We had a wonderful lunch and some great conversation. I missed the exit home which delayed our journey home, but it gave us more time to talk, chuckle and observe the landscape.
Life is crazy and sometimes we don’t have control over the choices that are made. Other times we make decisions with little thought about what might happen and how things might play out. The idea to go to the outlets was my daughters. I wasn’t crazy about it, but I said yes because I knew she would be cranky if I said no and I am fond of peace. It was a good decision. The opportunity to connect is always there. I just have to be willing to jump in because life is too short.