I have misplaced my wallet, and discover this fact just as I’m packing up for school.
The wallet, I am certain, is sitting on my desk in my classroom.
It will have (I hope) spent the night all by itself sitting on that desk, waiting for my return.
Driving to school this morning, I am thinking of that wallet and my carelessness.
This is not the best way to start the day – late and annoyed at myself.
The day has barely begun, and I am already in a bad mood.
And then I see them.
Two middle school students, in funny hats, sharing earphones.
They are dancing and laughing.
They are skipping and whooping.
They are happy.
Their day has barely begun, and they are already in good moods.
And suddenly, so am I.