Whatever Blows Your Bubble
Walking through the home improvement store this morning, my son and I passed two ladies discussing what flowers one of them should plant in her flower bed. When the first lady had made her choice, the second lady commented, “Whatever Blows Your Bubble.”
My son laughed. I was inspired.
Frequently I have heard, “Whatever floats your boat,” or, “Whatever suits your fancy,” but I don’t remember ever hearing, “Whatever Blows Your Bubble.”
It was a gorgeous spring day. I had the privilege of having a “Mommy Day” with my six year old and I accomplished a great many things on my to-do list. My happiness bubble was feeling quite full.
When I was five, I remember learning how to blow a bubble and how the excitement grew as the bubbles got bigger. (I also remember peeling bubble gum out of my hair, but that is for another post.) Blowing bubbles was one of those things the “big kids” did, and, when I could finally blow a bubble, I felt like I was something special.
Today, I watch my children blow their own bubble gum bubbles and marvel at their father’s bubble blowing ability. The simple pleasure of the bubble blowing (and popping) creates one of life’s effortless joys.
What is it that “blows your bubble”? What is it that “floats your boat”? What is it that “suits your fancy”?
I encourage you to bring on some simple pleasure today. Blow bubble gum or soap bubbles for fun. Take a walk. Make rice krispie treats. Sing a song. Do something that you haven’t done in years. Put energy into filling your own happiness bubble. Even if it pops, you will have the happy memory of making it happen.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. Don’t pop other people’s bubbles. It’s not nice (and it gets gum stuck in their hair).
P.P.S. This is different than popping your own personal bubble to break away from insecurities and limitations caused by fear.
P.P.P.S. I might just have some bubble gum or bubbles at my blog talk tomorrow. I hope to see you there. 🙂