My good buddy Thussy came to visit work a couple weeks ago, with his two beautiful daughters, Emily and Megatron (Megan). The girls love to visit my office, probably because I have toys and fidget spinners to play with. They were spending some time in there while Thuss was catching up with someone else.
“Why do you have a picture of my dad in your office?” asked Megan.
It’s true. I do. It’s a picture of him that I snapped one day when he was messing up my desk.
“Well,” I explained, “One day your daddy was in here messing with my things…”
“What was he doing to them?” she interrupted excitedly.
“Your daddy was throwing my pens and papers all over my desk, putting tape on my mouse, that sort of thing. I caught him doing it, and took a picture of his guilty face so I could show it to your mommy and she’d know what he was up to.”
The girls laughed. But why did I keep the picture?
“Well the truth is, I just miss having your dad around here and having that picture makes me smile.”
I think that’s the best reason to keep anything. For the smiles.