Have you had a good day recently? One that is not spectacular or necessarily exciting but simply nice?
I did. Today. After the past couple of days fighting the veil of darkness, I had a pleasant time today. We had a board meeting of the county's Commission on Aging of which I am a member. We started what may be a first for the country -- an eight months, one morning a month training session for representatives of local agencies helping the elderly. The sessions will focus on teaching these agencies how to work more effectively with the various media to get information about aging across to the public.
Afterward I stopped at my favorite center to watch bowlers and have a cheeseburger. Alex, the cook, has been there for more than 20 years and makes what might be the best tasting burger in town. We caught up while it cooked then I helped a man carry coffee. Poor soul was shaking so much as he tried to carry two cups of hot coffee and creamers and sugars. Had a nice chat with him. (Bowlers are some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet.)
Ate lunch while watching a league bowl then sauntered to the pro shop to talk with Mike (who's averaging 243 in one league) and look at new bowling products. Finally sought out Cliff the manager to catch up with him. His son, Jason Couch, won his 16th professional bowling association title last weekend. We talked about my joining a summer league after time off because of the back problems and how, if that worked out, I'd be back in the fall for a regular league season.
Came home, read the paper. The tragedy in Japan defies comprehension, doesn't it?
With upbeat music playing in the background, I finished a final book edit that was due tonight. It's off to the author and a check should be on its way soon from her to me. A fair exchange I think.
Now it's almost 8:00, not tired so believe it or not I think I'm going to scrub some baseboards and clean ceiling fans. Then have to put trash and recycled things out for tomorrow's collection before reading before bed.
As I said, not a spectacular or exciting day, but compared to the past two, it was a day in paradise. A positive beginning to the week.
I hope your day was also a positive jump start to your week. Keep believing in yourself and working day by day to reach your goals.
To those who were kind enough to respond to yesterday's blog, I have a gift to give you --
. Thank you.