While I was eating breakfast on Thursday morning, I was also listening to an audio book titled, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, And More Creative. It’s very interesting and has me excited to get out side and go for a hike!
At about 7:20 AM, I was listening to the author talk about the impacts of noise pollution and how our quite places in the world are rapidly diminishing when I heard a loud noise outside our house. At first, I thought it was a life flight helicopter, so I peeked out the window to catch a glimpse. It turned out not to be a helicopter, but rather a street sweeper making a rather early pass up and down our street. While I do appreciate a clean street, 7:20 AM seems like a little early!
I laughed out loud at the irony going on right outside my house. How funny that a loud street cleaner would be going by at the same time I was listening to a chapter about the negative impacts of noise pollution. It was a fun note to start my morning on.
There are a lot of funny things going on in the world. And by “funny” I mean the “HAHA” type of funny like a streetsweeper going by at the very moment I’m being warned of the dangers of noise pollution. While it seems easy to notice things that frustrate or offend us, I would challenge us to instead keep an eye open for all the humor and funny things that are going on around us instead. Noticing them is sure to bring a smile to your face, and that’s a great accessory to greet the day with.