Surprised by Joy. I have always loved this title of a C.S. Lewis book.
This morning I was surprised by the joy of finding several coins under my pillow.
My lovely bride surprised me once again. As always, it brought a smile and started my day with great joy.
I also realized she is reading my blog posts.
A couple of days ago I did a post “Behold the Tooth Fairy.” At the end I wrote:
Which got me to wondering again, if the tooth ferry is good enough for a child’s “first trauma” shouldn’t we have something this comforting for adult traumas. While the trauma fairy doesn’t sound all that inviting, and the notion of God seems too big for a personal trauma, shouldn’t we invent an adult trauma fairy?
I feel the smile welling up within me as I think about reaching under my pillow and finding a gold coin (inflation sets in for adults, of course). What a comfort that coin would be.
So this morning I found four coins under my pillow:
- An Australian Dollar Coin
- A Canadian Dollar Coin
- An English Coin
- A Token
The three foreign coins were reminders of several of the trips we’ve taken over our 40+ year marriage.
As an example of her impish humor, the token was for the Brown Bear Car Wash. This token was a not so gentle reminder that our car needs washing.
Thank you, beloved, for starting my day off with a lot of joy and fond memories.