Daily Reflections From My Window

August 22, 2021 Sunday, Sunshine and More!


“When this is over, and camps are open, we’ll need to reprogram kids to make eye contact and chew with their mouths closed.”

Greg Gutfeld on “The Five”

I don’t know what it is about the above quote, but I find it’s not just kids and I need to remind myself how important appropriate eye contact is. I heard him say it and wrote it down, thinking that I’d use it someday and today is the day.

If you lock eyes while speaking to man or beast, you are aggressive and could get growled at our bitten, like with this wringer for our grand dog Connor. His name was Barney and he was in training and learning people skills. I accidentally bent down and made nonstop eye contact and got a growl. The handler said he had come a long way and that his reaction was much improved. It reminded me the differing degrees of eye contact people make and I got to see it first hand at the wedding we attended yesterday. Many people make direct eye contact and always have. Some don’t and never will. I hope I do it in an appropriate, non threatening way! I’ll share more about the wedding tomorrow. It was beautiful, the bride’s dress was absolutely stunning in its simplicity and the Mother of the Bride made the event look like she did it every day. That easygoing and relaxed was she. Dad too! Those pictures must be on Jay’s phone. Here we are, all dolled up.

More on this fantastic event later. There’s a lot to process before I share.

A lot happened yesterday and I need to organize my thoughts before I share with you this wonderful event versus the very sad turn an event earlier in the day yesterday took. God manages to give us both when we least expect them.

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!