Just because 365

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alexis

My 9 year old granddaughter paid us a visit this weekend and watching her has opened my eyes to a piece of life that I need to embrace more. As soon as she got here she went outside to work on her “fairy garden”.

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She worked in the rain, gathering interesting things to decorate with.

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She made a sign, asked for all my vases, picked flowers and puttered blissfully in her garden. She even got Grandpa involved!

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And she did all this JUST BECAUSE!  As I watched her my mind went back to when I was her age and loved to do things like this for the same reason she does it. JUST BECAUSE. It made me realize that I get so busy doing things BECAUSE  I have to, or BECAUSE I need to, or BECAUSE no one else will, that I forget that some of the most enjoyable things are done JUST BECAUSE! I think I will go pick myself a bouquet of flowers and make myself a cup of tea… JUST BECAUSE! -Sandy

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