SMILE if you remember these?

I used to love my little xylophone.  As a toddler it was just about banging on the metal pieces because it made a sound.  As a young child it became about trying to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  As I grew older and the bent metal squares turned into a challenge, it was about trying to find the true melody of a bigger song and do it faster.

Eventually I put the xylophone aside for a piano and now I follow music and use my fingers instead of a mallet to find the melody.

Yes we grow up and grow out of certain things but the xylophone always makes me think of my old house growing up and brings a smile to my face as I think about pinging out melodies from the little bent metal squares held on by rubber nails and pounded with a wooden mallet.

As we set out for our day, let’s put a spring in our step and a melody in our heart.  And when life hits us with a wooden mallet, instead of getting bent out of shape, let’s try to ping out a sweet little song.