Journey 226: Smiles and Giggles and Ink Spots

Its been two long tense days in real estate, the culmination really of a couple of weeks of negotiating a rocky path through an insane transaction. I don’t use the word insane lightly! 

Today’s result was not what we hoped for, my buyers and I, but apparently it was the decision we were supposed to get. How do I know? It’s the decision we got. Onward and upward. 

My favorite moment today was a visit from my little granddaughter, Aubrey. We got to hang out for a short time, chatting, coloring, watching some Doctor Who. She made me smile and laugh with her antics. 

She’s been into posing for pics since she was a toddler. Right now, she’s into funny faces. She grabbed her Papa’s motorcycle helmet and completely cracked me up with her goofy, exaggerated expressions. I know Aubrey senses other people’s moods. She’s very empathic. She perhaps picked up on my more serious demeanor and decided to shift that. She succeeded. 

Before she left, we grabbed ink pens and drew tiny black dots on each other’s  left palms. This is a new tradition Aubrey has created. When I look at the black dot on my palm, I think of her and smile. She looks at her palm and thinks of me as she looks at the black ink spot. 

I’ve looked at that little dot several times this evening, as I was doing laundry, tidying up, watering flowers. I picture that beautiful little face and those big blue eyes filled with joy and mischief…and remember the helmet on her head and laugh again. Aubrey, the dot works! 


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