Fresh Ink

Ladybugs

Jan 13, 2009

Ladybugs are special. A month ago, I was walking down the sidewalk with my husband and I was feeling a little testy. I was hungry and tired. It had been a long day and we still had another appointment to go to, so the day wasn't over yet. I guess, looking at myself from a distance, I might say I was trudging along and not really walking along. That's how mopey I was feeling. We stopped at the crosswalk and waited for a car to go by. Just as I was about to take a step into the street, a ladybug flew up and onto my belly. It looked perfect against my black top. It was a bright red ladybug with black spots and I froze for fear it might fly away. Garo turned to urge me to walk, but when he saw the red speck on my shirt, he froze too. Finally, my first smile of the day popped on. "You know, this is lucky," I told him. "I know," he said. In that moment, we both felt special and loved. That might sound cliche, but when you need a hug and the universe pops over a ladybug for you, you embrace it! So if you see a ladybug, feel lucky!