Jul 192016

Brown BearSeven-year-old Tommy had his sunglasses on while he sat  in the front seat holding his stuffed brown bear.

“Where are we going?”

“To the post office for stamps.”

“Can I take my bear in?”

“Well, they may have a “NO COUGARS” sign, but I’m not sure if there is a “NO BEARS” sign.

“What’s a cougar?”

“It’s a mountain lion. They have to watch out for those going in for stamps. But if one wore sunglasses, I bet they wouldn’t notice it.”

I glanced over as Tommy quietly removed his sunglasses and slid them over the bear’s eyes.

He was humoring me as much as I was him, and the sun shone a little brighter.

When you’re in a bad spot in life, it may be hard to see humor in everyday things. But we need to try, because those little smiles offer a reprieve from the hard stuff.

If your joy isn’t very large, it will grow when you enlarge the joy of another.

Love my readers,






  6 Responses to “No Cougars in the Post Office”

  1. You never cease to amaze me with your concern for others’ welfare and joy no matter what you are going through. What a blessing you are to Tommy. Have a fabulous joy filled day! Love you!

  2. What an adorable story! It sounds like you and Tommy share a similar sense of humor and fun. Thank you for sharing, and please continue!

  3. You are a blessing <3

    • Stamps are hard to come by, and the post office is a nightmare; so if I can get some stamps and be happy, then maybe I have succeeded at something, lol!

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