I paid attention in Kindergarten.

Sharing is good.

Anyone with a sibling knows that learning to share is a requirement in life. It’s one of the first things a child learns in pre-school. Throughout life, we learn to share in many ways- share the road, share a recipe, share the remote control, share my future. As an adult, I know that it always feels better to give away some of what I have when it makes others happy.

And I’m happy today!

My hilarious friend Shannon from Dirt N Kids redefined “Sharing the Love” today with a kind, well-written, awesome blog post, mentioning the usual bliss AND my beloved ’71 Beetle (aka Bochito, Chi Chi, The Cheetah, Cheech). I recently nominated her blog for an award, but if you haven’t stopped by Dirt N Kids yet, do it now!

Just a quick observation…when I started writing this blog, I had no idea that I’d connect with people so easily in the process. It’s a very unique relationship, to make friends through what you write and what you read. It makes the world feel smaller and my heart feel full.

Shannon’s post about her own awesome Bug made me nostalgic. (I know- shocking, isn’t it?!) I smiled a lot, thinking about that decade in my life, all the memories I made driving that thing around the country. The times I ran out of gas because the gas gauge was off. The impossible ticket I got for “speeding” in it, weighed down by three girls and three packed Spring Break suitcases. The entire month during a big Utah winter when it was completely buried under snow. I remembered solo trips to Moab to meet friends, music playing from a cassette player on the passenger seat. I laughed at the memory of getting mud splashed in my face through the rust hole in the floor (not as funny at the time). I recalled kicking the tires, dreaming for a different vehicle. And I remembered crying as its new owner drove off in it. I loved that car. Thanks for bringing these memories to the surface, Shannon!

Sharing is good.

7 replies »

  1. Yes, indeedy, girl. And you reminded me that my gas gauge NEVER worked. It was perpetually FULL, even when it was empty. Apropos. 🙂

    Love! Thanks so much. I enjoy walking down memory lane, even if it was in my POS VW Stupid Beetle. I loved that car. Many memories in great places with great friends were made with that silly car.

  2. Connecting with people on these blogs continues to astound me. 🙂 Glad you’ve found some good ones too!

  3. You said:
    Just a quick observation…when I started writing this blog, I had no idea that I’d connect with people so easily in the process. It’s a very unique relationship, to make friends through what you write and what you read. It makes the world feel smaller and my heart feel full.

    I say:
    DITTO DITTO DITTO! Isn’t it amazing…who knew…and yes, my heart feels full on most days these days ♥

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