see you at the pig….

“The paradise of my fancy is one where pigs have wings”
― G.K. Chesterton

The pig and the chicken were on their way to breakfast,
trying to decide what to have.
When chicken said,
“Let’s have ham and eggs.”
The pig then replied,
“That’s fine for you,
it’s a small donation on your part,
but it’s a total sacrifice for me.”


(my view on the interstate / Julie Cook / 2017)

As most of you know, my corner of the world has been anything but happy.
Dad is hanging on by a thread…on a very much borrowed thread of time…
And given that it is all just a terrible time, I’ll spare you the dreadful details…

Plus, I am just very very tired…


I learned long ago that it is in the little things found in life that we can truly
find a little piece of happiness and or comfort…

So while I was mindlessly moving onto the ramp to merge from I-20 to 285
Thursday morning, I suddenly realized that the happiest of faces was actually smiling…
at me!!
Nobody smiles on the interstate and to be honest,
I can’t remember the last time I actually
saw a genuine happy smile coming my way….

When I finally tuned in and focused one the back of the tractor trailer truck
in front of me, I saw the Piggly Wiggly Pig smiling and happily inviting me to visit
his neck of the woods..
It was then that I actually felt my face move…as in I too started to smile.

And naturally I had to take a picture because I wanted to share this momentary slice of
happiness with someone else who might just need a smile coming their way as well!

So here’s to happy smiles…
which in this case just so happens to be courtesy of the Piggly Wiggly Pig!
May you receive some genuine smiles your way today!!

(also, I’d like to dedicate this pig to both Wally and Kathy—sooouuuiiiieeeeee)

I sought the Lord, and he answered me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
Look to him, and be radiant;
so your faces shall never be ashamed.

Psalm 34:4-5

14 comments on “see you at the pig….

  1. says:

    Thanks my friend🐷 we don’t have Piggly Wiggly stores up here in the north country anymore, but I do remember that smiley pig. Isnt it great how God provides just the right things at the most appropriate moments? Hang tight to your sense of humor and your Savior. They will make the journey easier. Soooooie / to infinity and beyond.

  2. Lynda says:

    Julie, that verse from Psalms reminds me that so often it is my fears that paralyse me rather than the actual events of my life. I’m not minimizing what we go through in our lives, especially the challenge of what you are experiencing on so many different levels; however, I take consolation in that verse at it has been true in my own life and I thank you for reminding me of that. Blessings and prayers as you travel the highways each day to be present to your dad.

  3. I don’t recognize the truck, but I do recognize the signs on the interstate. Continuing to pray.

    • Growing up in Atlanta Fran I never saw a piggy wiggly until I moved to a small town– but the show Designing Woman always talked about a piggly wiggly in Atlanta but that was news to me 🙂

  4. Wally Fry says:

    Ha, that was awesome, thanks for the shout out. I love the Piggly Wiggly store! Ok…now this is funny. They serve really great fried chicken, and it’s a great go to when nobody wants to cook. Want to know what we call it? Wait for it…wait for it!

    Pig Chicken

  5. Tricia says:

    No Piggly Wiggly out here but I do remember them from my time back east. Nothing like a big smile to brighten your day and take you out of your situation for a bit. Preyers to you and your family Julie and many more smiles from heaven.

  6. Praying for strengh and rest for you. 🙂 ❤

  7. SLIMJIM says:

    Ah, God’s tiny momentary grace. I’m glad it made you smile in light of so much in your life right now.

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