Thursday, October 31, 2013

But That They Build Nests In Your Hair

This week I've heard two different people say

I'm delightful

after being asked the standard question -

How are you?

One was Anne who was working at Target.
I asked, How are you?
She replied, I'm delightful.
I asked, How is it that you're so certain like that?

Anne said, 
I choose it.
I get up every morning 
and choose to be positive, 
I choose to spread joy.

I can't stop thinking about Anne and her delightful-ness. 

Yesterday, at the market, buying raisins and chunky peanut butter, yogurt and celery + a few other things, I heard the young man behind me in line being asked by Kathy, my favorite cashier,

How are you?

He said, I'm delightful. [who are these people?]

Did you just say you were delightful?

Yup, he said, I'm delightful.

No kidding, you're the second person in two days who has said they were DELIGHTFUL and I just find it...

A sign? the young man said. 

He had a very big grin and he was delightful. I wanted to take his picture but decided to simply savor the moment and carry on with the day. 

His sunny self reminded me of my orange tomatoes.

"That the birds of worry and care fly above your head, this you cannot change. But that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent." 

- Chinese proverb

Anne of Target (Tar-je') and the young man at the market may not have heard about birds of worry, and if they have, they are clearly not letting them nest in their hair. 

So, I'm thinking if I say *I'm delightful,

[even if I have the perfect head for worry birds to build a nest]

I'll become delightful ~

*Even though I honestly don't feel delightful, I'm going to give this a whirl. Experiment with delightfulness. Say it when people ask me, how are you? Let me know if you try it too.


  1. Yup, have to give this a try, not there yet but worth a try.

    You, Miss Betsy, whether you feel it or not, are delightful.

    delightful kat

    1. Oh my, thanks for stopping by! I get the struggle, but love these angels out in the world pointing the way. xo