Tell Me Something Good – A Penny
fridays during the summer time always fill me with an extra amount of excitement. i think it’s the longer days which equate to more opportunities for fun and adventure. i hope you have fun things on tap for today and this weekend!
do you remember grocery shopping with your parents when you were growing up? near my dad’s house was the common grocery store king soopers. there are two best parts about this grocery store. the first is that the bakery gives away free cookies to kids and i totally had one the other day because i’m growing a kid. it’s within my rights. the second best part – the 1¢ horsey ride! when my dad was checking out, he would hand me and my sister each a penny and we thought riding this horse for 60 seconds was the most fun everrrrr!
king soopers isn’t in oregon so i haven’t shopped there in 7 years but now there is one close to us. each time it makes me smile and feel all warm inside to see that they are keeping the tradition alive with their own horse in that store. i am also impressed that the price of a ride is still at 1¢ – apparently inflation does not effect plastic horses.
i smiled even wider when i noticed someone left a penny for a future rider! isn’t that sweet?
as i was headed out the door, i heard an announcement over the intercom that fire station #38 had brought in a bunch of pies for the staff members! i found this especially kind, since it’s often the fire fighters who are (hopefully) being brought the treats and instead they delivered the kindness to the employees there. it filled me with good vibes for the community we now live in.
it’s also a stark contrast to where we used to go grocery shopping in portland. since we lived downtown, we affectionately dubbed our grocery store ‘psycho safeway.’ the reason? there were always two police officers, crazy people stealing things (i couldn’t buy any make-up or nail polish there because it wasn’t available) and a code on the bathroom door. i’m liking this new grocery store’s vibe better.
please share with me goodness that you have experienced recently!