Round Inspiration

When I was a little girl, we had a Merry Go Round in the nearby shopping plaza.  It didn't matter if my best friend and I had to walk a hundred miles, I think we would have gotten there just to have some fun.  Speaking of fun, I just adore Mindy Gledhill's music.

My friend Linda and I would go for a ride on our Merry Go Round often and we always would try to catch the brass ring.  After all it meant a free ride.

I can still remember the thrill I had one day, when I reached over from my horse on tippy toes to reach for a ring.  There were lots of silver ones, but only one brass ring.  It was hard for a short little girl to even reach one, no less the prize.  That day while holding on for dear life I caught it!  The Brass Ring, I smile just remembering that day.

Funny how fear goes out the window when we are young and we will take a risk to reach for something exciting.  

I think when we grow up 
we should still reach for the brass ring.  
You never know
 what blessing might be waiting for us.

Mary from Little Red House posts a prompt each Thursday.  Today's prompt is the word Round.  For some reason the Merry Go Round came to mind, and then I remembered I had some lovely photos that I shared in a post about Heritage Gardens in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Thank you Mary.  I love being challenged and inspired.  You always lead me to both.

NanaDiana said...

What a great story, Karen. I remember those, too, and I think I was about 13 the first time I rode a merry-go-round. I remember catching the brass ring, too- what a thrill that was- xo Diana

Susan said...

Loved the merry-go-round and brass ring story, Karen. Yes, we MUST reach for the brass ring, always!

We had a merry-go-round when I was a child, too. My parents would take us there to ride it and it was always thrilling.

Thanks for the sweet memories. Susan

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet poet,

I have always loved your style of blogging. Your anecdotes unravel into a lovely. Anita

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful story. We seem to forget about out inner child when we get older and I think we should take it out to play. Have a lovely day and take care, Jen

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful photos, Karen, and inspiring thoughts to go with them! If we don't reach for that ring now, then when? :)
Hugs to you & yours,

Lavender Cottage said...

An inspiring story Karen, and a merry-go-round brings fond memories to me from childhood. I can't take rides with a lot of motion, but a slow ride on my favourite carousel pony was always a treat

Vee said...

Would you believe that I never knew about the brass ring! I love your story and I love these photos.

On Crooked Creek said...

Beautiful memories and photos of the Merry Go Round!!! Great subject matter for Round!!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Beautiful memories and photos of the Merry Go Round! Interesting subject matter choice for Round!
P.S. Visiting from Mary's Thursday's Inspirations!

Micupoftea~ said...

Thoughtful post, inspirational sentiments!

Anonymous said...

Merry Go Rounds fit the bill for ROUND. I grew up with them, too, as they were built in my hometown!

Your images brought back my childhood!


podso said...

Just loved this post. I too have wonderful memories of the merry go round and reaching for that brass ring, which I think I also got once, only once, What memories. Perfect round subject! And the music is lovely.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful carousel horses. They were the only ride I would go on as a kid. Valerie