I am thankful for the simple, silly things
that make me happy.
Yesterday, Ward and I met with Wally and Theo in a central place to have lunch and take a hike. The hike had us exploring muddy trails around a lake in a cold mist and fog--meaning the weather wasn't good. We were trucking along through the naked trees with occasional glimpses of the lake when seemingly out of nowhere, a large billboard appeared. Now I don't think I had ever been up close and personal with a billboard that can be seen from the Interstate, so I was interested in checking this one out.
And since I was with the rest of my "Cleaver" family, I immediately thought about the Leave it to Beaver episode where Beaver gets stuck in a bowl soup on a billboard. The rest of the family vaguely remembered it, but listened as I told the story. We all got a chuckle of how the Beav always manages to get himself into messes and how Ward always seems surprised that he does.
So during a cold, muddy hike with my family, we had a simple, silly experience that made me smile. And for that, I am thankful.