Joy in the Little Things

There was joy in Target this week as I ventured there to make a quick purchase, which of course I could not find. No big deal though as I strolled down the cereal aisle and found this!

It takes me back to raising my kids when anything Star Wars was an extra treat. I believe the force was with me, guiding me to find the only remaining Mandalorian Cereal in Central Florida!

I had to go through an asteroid field to get to the cash register, but I assure you that no people were injured during the purchase of this cereal. To me, that was a little Christmas present.

I was also super excited earlier this month when I found Elf Cereal. I snatched up two boxes – one for each set of grandkids that I’d see in December. I’m not sure who gets more excited about it, them or me. Honestly, it’s probably me, and that’s just fine. It truly is the little things.

With that in mind, I present:

An Ode to Cereal

Twas the week of Christmas; I was in my car

Shopping for presents, both close-by and far;

I stopped in a Target and there on the shelf –

Mandalorian Cereal – so proud of myself.

The grandkids are coming much to my delight;

But only one box might just trigger a fight.

No worries, they’ll share. It’ll all be just fine,

With Santa Claus coming they wouldn’t dare whine.

Besides there are other breakfast treats, it’s true.

Like this pretty green box of Elf Cereal. Whew!

These are two of the small things that bring me great joy.

To me they’re better than a fancy big toy.

The grandkids may protest and might make a face,

So we bought them other presents, just in case.

Target wasn’t the only joy filled store for me this week. I waited at the check-out in Publix as the store manager bagged my groceries. One of the employees came up to him:

“There’s no soap in the ladies room. I mean no soap. Like somebody took the soap dispenser.”

“That’s a new one,” he replied. “I think we have a spare. Who does that kind of thing?”

I replied, “I’m not sure who did it, but one thing’s for sure. You’ll never find them because they got away clean.”

Merry Christmas!

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8 Comments

  1. Thanks for stretching a smile across my face Bonnie 🙂 . . . Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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  2. This was absolutely fabulous, Bonnie. You are a very good poet, that rhyming was tricky. And the last line was perfect, “just in case”. I hope you all have a really great Christmas.

    Much love, Barb

    On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 4:02 AM Life on the Lighter Side wrote:

    > Bonnie Anderson posted: ” There was joy in Target this week as I ventured > there to make a quick purchase, which of course I could not find. No big > deal though as I strolled down the cereal aisle and found this! It takes me > back to raising my kids when anything Star Wars wa” >

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  3. Patricia A Carter

     /  December 24, 2020

    Bonnie you are so talented – this actually made me laugh out loud and i really needed it today. Merry Christmas to you all. luv u Pat

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    • Thank you so much, Pat I’m glad it brought a smile to you and a laugh makes it even better. I hope you have a merry Christmas. Love you.

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  4. Leslie Richardson

     /  January 7, 2021

    I’m just a little late on my emails!!!!! This was terrific – I’m still laughing!

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