Yes, this sighting brought me great joy and excitement. It took me back to another time long ago. I remember seeing the weinermobile as a child and wanting to stop it, drive it and even live in it. Then, as a teenageer, I found myself following it on the road no matter where I was and tracking it down just to get a chance to sit inside and take as many pictures as possible. Yes, I would stalk the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile like paparazzi.
I find it odd how quickly the smallest of sightings can bring about joyous memories from the past. How about you? What is it that brings about those fun memories from your childhood?
I am not talking happiness which is often circumstantial. I am talking about those moments in your past that bring about inexplicable joy, feelings of excitement, laughter and peace all wrapped into one. Take a moment and think about what "sightings" have taken you back and brought you joy. When is that last time you had one? Let's make sure that we aren't so busy that we miss these moments as they drive by us (or in this case, sitting in a parking lot). Look for these sightings and take a moment to absorb them when they do come your way.
Posted by Mike Bearden