Updated: Aug 1, 2019
Small town, USA.
There’s something to be said and appreciated about small towns. We typically take Wednesday’s “off” to catch up on life, but we’re still behind. One particular Wednesday I stopped by the shop to drop something off.
As I was pulling away, I noticed two bicycles leaning up against one of our trees. I immediately called our manager and asked her to go get a picture of these bikes. ASAP!
There’s something to be said about what I saw in that moment.
Let’s rewind for a minute.
As I pulled up to the shop, I saw two young kids riding their bikes down the sidewalks giggling to some hilarity only privy to them. By the time I parked my car and entered the shop they were in line to order their ice cream, still giggling. Of course, they had no idea I was witnessing all of this, they were just going about their ice cream mission. I drop off the ice cream shop purchases and leave. That’s when I notice the bikes leaning against the tree and call our manager to get a picture.
These kids have no idea what they did.
They’ve provided a rare glimpse into the past where life moved a bit slower, people were a bit kinder and kids were a bit safer to ride their bikes, carefree, down the sidewalks of their town to the local ice cream shop.
This was everything!
Nowadays we live in a fast paced, high stress, high technological world...and just for a moment...time reversed.
For me, life slowed down! I breathed deeper, walked slower and reminisced of days gone by from my childhood.
Yes, there’s something to be said for small town, USA…
Life is good.
Thank you, kids!