This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. This Florida place is starting to pull on our heart strings again, because we know our time is running out here. When you know your time is limited, sometimes, you start to notice the little things, don’t you? Whether it’s a loved one that you are about to be separated from, a house, a place, or even your supply of peanut butter cookies, it makes you appreciate things that you may not have noticed before. Whatever it is that you will be missing, notice the little things. While you have a chance…while you see a chance…take it.
Yesterday, as we were on our hike, Girl Person remarked that the leaves were surely glistening extra shineily that morning in this Florida place. Shineily is a word. Look it up in our dictionary, because you won’t find it anywhere else probably.
Then, as we continued on our hike, we all started thinking about all the little things we were going to miss at the end of this week when we leave. The palm trees, the pine trees, the green grass, the orange grove, the sunshiney and yes, more sunshiney.
Stand up in a clear blue morning
Until you see
What can be
When you are in a place for a long time, you take for granted the good things about it because you see it every day. That’s how it was for us in this Florida place. We also miss people and furkids that are no longer here and hope that we noticed the little things about them when they were here so that we never forget them. And we won’t.
When some cold tomorrow finds you,
When some sad old dream reminds you
How the endless road unwinds you ?
So, for the next few days, we WILL be noticing…while we have a chance. What can YOU notice in your life today? Even the gandparents are getting in on this. They have to remember how handsome I am for when we leave. Its a lot to take in.
Try this for me. Pick up a leaf and see the beautiful ways that leaf adds to the world. How did it get on the ground? What journey did it take? Listen to the wind. What is it carrying with it? Memories of your childhood home or a relative long forgotten? Memories of a furkid you had when you were a kid, or that special pie you crave sometimes when you think about your grandmother? We all have something special to remember and notice today. As Sheriff, that is my assignment to you. And you know what will happen if you don’t do as you are told. Appreciate that.
While you see a chance take it,
Find romance fake it
Because it’s all on you
Some persons wait to appreciate life until it is too late. Don’t do that. We know that coming back to this Florida place on a break from our Adventure Of A Lifetime taught us many things. Like how we missed it, how new memories can be made, and what we may bring back to it when we are finished exploring. But for our remaining days here, we hope you will enjoy what we have to show you about the place we call home. And wherever your home is, we hope you will take time this week to enjoy it too. While you see a chance…take it. We never know what tomorrow brings. Except more handsome.
-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle