If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice. - Meister Eckhart
I had a wonderful day.
After spending the morning writing I took a walk along the boardwalk in our little part of town
People were walking dogs and strollers and smiling. Seriously, almost everyone I walked by smiled and spoke to me. What a difference a little sunshine makes in our moods.
There must be a seniors apartment or nursing home around here because I saw two elderly ladies in wheelchairs sitting and chatting as they looked out over the water.
I haven't walked through this park in years. I used to take my girls here when it was first being developed and these beautiful town houses were being built.
I always said I wanted to live in the corner one. Back then they were reasonably priced. These days, forget about it.
But I can dream that I was smart enough to purchase one fifteen years ago. And that I look out this window every morning as I write.
I started thinking about a character who lived in one of these. What if she was walking her dog at dusk, the fog was rolling in and she stumbled across a body washed ashore?
After my walk I met my two fabulous critique partners at the local Starbucks a few blocks away. This is Nikki and Annette. They're going to be famous authors some day and I'll be able to say I knew them when. I'll also be able to say I had a fabulous time on the journey - even if I never arrive at the destination.