Could it be that we are in the 10th month of 2017? The months kaleidoscope together in mosaics of sound, smell, and color. As I waited for the train this morning, I noticed that the sun still sleeps, not a beam in sight. Yet, the beauty of the morning cannot be denied. The photo I took this morning shows a pink rumor of sunshine destined to grace my day.
First responders and communities in Puerto Rico who tirelessly work to help the people devastated by hurricane Maria. I work with about 10% Puerto Rican’s. The agony of not knowing is heart-rending. Finally, friends hear about family members. Still, electricity and communications are scarce. Yet, Aldi delivered survival packages to individuals: a week’s worth of food and water. Thank you, Aldi.
Here are a few more things I pause to ponder and give thanks.
. Rails to Trails in Pennsylvania. CeCi and I, along with the kids, experienced great walking trails as a results of this organization. Here’s a quick look at just a portion of the Allegheny Trail.
. Kimberley at Avallon’s Voice, who told me more of her story, and is a wonderful supporter of mine.
. A quiet breakfast with Coco and Loved-One.
. Senior discount for movie tickets and popcorn.
. Loved One, savior of the cilantro-gone-to-seed, simply because, “the bees love it so much.”
. Group cell phone plans and the mathematicians and fiscal conservatives who jointly decided that the status quo is great.
. Twins harmonizing in the back seat just because they like the way their voices sound together.
. Wrestler #1 living close enough to help in a transportation conflict.
. The crunch of dry leaves under my feet.
. John Oliver and Last Week Tonight. He makes me laugh and educates me at the same time.
.Facebook friends who offer differing opinions without vitriol.
. Driving toward a beautiful sunset. (Figuratively and literally.)