In the car today, we got stopped at the train tracks for an oncoming train and out of my mouth came “OOOOOOO! A choo choo! How lucky are WE?” which would be a normal thing to say had my 4-year old been in the car but my passengers were full grown adults, car pooling with me on our way to book club. But I was excited and DID feel lucky and I do every time I see one, whether Holden’s with me or not now.
I’m pretty sure when I used to be delayed by trains crossing, my first response was “Crap, I hope it’s not too long”.
It feels a lot better being excited and feeling lucky instead of annoyed and in a hurry.