This past Friday when I was delivering a 'Skeeter Skidaddler order to the Center for Maine Crafts at the Maine Mall in South Portland, I saw three young men having fun while walking to their car in the parking lot. Not surprising. Everyone likes to have a good time.
What was different (to my seeing) was that these guys were just enjoying life without concern for being "cool". Two of them were preparing to race each other, while the third guy was the 'starter'. The 'starter' kept saying 'Mark. Set...' then would delay the 'Go', and the other two kept false starting...a classic mind messing thing guys do to each other :)
I smiled. It reminded me of days without electronic distractions. It brought back a few memories.
These young men found a secret treasure: just being who you are. In this case they were two goofy, teenage rivals who finally insisted on running full bore in a friendly competition, completely disregarding their final "false" start. It wasn't "false", really. It's always a good start in life just to have fun being who you are and enjoying the company of one's compatriots.
I hope they never lose that gift. And I hope that more of those who see them running like crazy might catch a glimpse and try their own version of 'just being who you are'. Could be a new trend in the making.
Allen Pollock, ( Owner of Gentle Breeze Farm, LLC located in Windham, Maine )
Gentle ponderings & ruminations on life and living