Little Gem…

Little Gem… Swoon 49.5

Sometimes I am gifted with a back and forth of emails, texts, and messages from people sending comments and thoughts in response to the swoon of the day. It makes me SO happy. One from today was pretty special.

This one came from a dear friend out in California.

“I read your swooning post for today, cheers to earrings and lipstick — as said, it is the little wins. Your comment about your friend saying she felt like she was on a roller coaster these days reminded me of one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies, “Parenthood” with Steve Martin. The quote always reminded me that sometimes with life, it’s best to embrace the roller coaster.
Here is the quote:
Grandma: You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster.
Gil: Oh?
Grandma: Up, down, up, down. Oh what a ride!
Gil: What a great story.
Grandma: I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn’t like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it.

And with that little gem from across the country, I checked off another win for the day.


Published by Kat

A mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a graphic designer. I am flawed... but I try.

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