The Day Purple Boy Visited

Yesterday, I felt completely overwhelmed. After an afternoon of editing, I’d retrieved the kids from school, gotten them to lug all their gear inside. Got the homework folder out. Found snacks. Tried to figure out dinner. Started to pack one lunch for the next day…

Then I heard it. The knock on the door.

Thinking it was the guy from the electric company (not the show…the actual guy), I huffed to the door.

“Ugh!” I said under my breath. “This is not a good time.”

Opening the door, I found the most unusual person/place/thing/etc. on my porch.



It was a purple boy.

My neighbor boy stood on my porch in a full body suit made entirely of purple. I nearly cried from the laughter.

It was just what I needed.

Sometimes, when I’m overwhelmed, I need a reminder that life is funny. That it’s full of delight and love and silliness. I just have to remember to see it.

Tell me: What makes you remember to delight in life? What is it that will pull you from a bad mood? I love to hear what you have to say!



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14 thoughts on “The Day Purple Boy Visited

  1. Ha ha!!! My son actually has that exact same costume. It is funny. I’ll put some pictures on facebook to show you.


    1. That is so funny, Dina! I’d love to see the pictures!


  2. But, why was he at your door wearing a purple body suit??


    1. Because his mom thought it would make me laugh…and she was right!


      1. His mom must be a great friend to have!


  3. This is adorable, and just what I needed today. Very cute!


    1. Suzie, I have the best neighbors. They’re always bringing me a lot of joy. 🙂


  4. I’m grumpy today. I need a cookie to remind me that life is awesome!


  5. My husband does this hysterical impression of a nerd. He spews science facts, that he actually understands, and has me in stitches in mere seconds..


  6. Do you think purple boy would take his act on the road? I could sue use a good laugh after a long week.


    1. I’ll ask. I’m sure he’d love to! He’s a ham.


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