Thursday, August 08, 2013
Did you ever have a day that was completely wonderful?
Of course you have...but did you really take notice?
I can remember days from 1952 that I thought could never be surpassed.
There were extraordinary days in school...days in the lazy summer...days with my Grandma...days with my babies...days with my teenagers...even some days at work...all memorable.
Sometimes, though, I get careless about remembering my good days. It seems that something always goes wrong and I am disappointed, grumpy, or bitter because of those things. I let the negative feelings overshadow what was essentially a good day.
I confess, I haven't reformed and made a heartfelt effort to "accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative" but now and then, I do stop and realize, THIS IS A WONDERFUL DAY!!
Such a day was Tuesday.
I awoke at a good time.
I filled my birdbath and started my electric waterfall.
I made myself a delicious and healthful breakfast. I ate and drank tea in my little courtyard, listening to the waterfall's trickling and the birds' singing.
At noon, I scrubbed four large attractive potatoes from my garden and put them into the oven.
At 1 p.m. my three canasta-playing friends arrived for lunch and a card game.
We had a delicious lunch, using my pretty dishes. We talked and giggled like little girls.
Rae, who has had every imaginable medical issue but remains the most optomistic person in town, was my card partner. We soundly beat Karen and Pat.
They went home about 4 p.m. I picked up my mail and it contained a letter from a friend!
A sudden thundershower blew in and delivered almost 1/2 inch of rain, then the sun came back out, making a rainbow!
Just before dark, nature gave me another show...a dove habitually preens and calls from the top of my gatepost. He was sitting there when a beautiful Merlin falcon flew by and in a flash had snatched him up for its dinner.
The evening air was cool and moist. I sat outside and listened to the chirping crickets and the hoot of a distant owl.
It was indeed a wonderful day!