Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Don't Postpone Joy

So I'm driving home from the Monday morning errands and there's a lot of traffic. I had to cut through a mall from my bank to get home. At the first stop sign I am behind a gold car and it has this bumper sticker that says, "Don't Postpone Joy." It totally made me smile. I've never seen that bumper sticker before. About bumper stickers, I wouldn't put them on my car but I do love reading them. All of them. Even those goofy ones like, "My kids an honor student at blah blah blah," or "My kid beat up your honor student," I like the anti-things I don't like ones. It makes me feel like the stranger in the car in front of me and I could be friends if we knew each other. I love the big PEACE ones. I like little Grateful Dead dancing bears and ones that tell me, "If I'm reading this, I'm driving to close." I'm going to tell you something, when I see those ones that have things I don't agree with I actually roll my eyes and think the people must be silly. Really, when I write it, it sounds ridiculous, I have a ton of friends with different views and I don't think they're silly at all, but those bumper sticker people, I'm sorry, I do. Just for a second. Then I remember they're just people who think differently. Chocolate and vanilla. Makes the world go 'round. :)

There are a number of ways to get home from the mall for me to take. I always take a back road. The gold car with the "Don't Postpone Joy," bumper sticker went right at the stop sign when I went straight. I drove through 2 more lights, up a huge hill, a stop sign and when I got to the next stop sign guess who I was behind again? "Don't Postpone Joy." They went straight. I took a left. I cut by my old house down to a light, went left and at a big intersection I was behind "Don't Postpone Joy" again! Three times in a matter of ten minutes and we didn't go the same way once.

This tells me two things. Number one, it doesn't really matter which way you take home from the mall, they all get there at the same time, and two, "DON'T POSTPONE JOY!"

8 comments:

Kathy S. said...

Which makes me wonder just who was driving that gold car.... Did he/she have gold wings?....

Sue Jacquette said...

Amy, I. love. it. First of all, I do the same thing with bumper stickers. If it's a really good one, I'll text it to Jason, too. Secondly, if I were the type to think that there are no coincidences in this world, I'd say... that's no coincidence. (duh) And tell you to find your joy now! I think it's good advice for anyone at anytime, but perhaps you need reminding of it right about now?

I know what will bring you joy. Lunch and shopping with me later today!

christina said...

did you every see the fat guy driving a motorcycle with the t shirt: "if you can read this the bitch fell off." that one always made me say hmmmmm???

Simple Answer said...

Okay, so I totally believe things happen in threes. So you obviously need to get right off to find your Joy.

Meredith said...

That was the sweetest story; it made my day.
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

amy. seriously. this was a direct message to you. how i love this story and the bumper sticker and the fact that NO ONE should ever postpone joy. now let me remember that daily.

~jami

Lula! said...

So good, Amy. Such a brilliant saying, too. I'm always reminding myself to not let someone else steal my joy. It happens--I allow it. But still...

Don't postpone joy. Awesome!

Christy said...

That is awesome! Someone was sending you a message yesterday. I love bumper stickers too...well, the ones I agree with (I'm chocolate all the way, baby. No mixing the two! Ha!)