Thursday I took a trip to my old homeplace. First time I had been back in 3 weeks. A beautiful sunny morning. A number of errands and a lot of these I like to take care of in a place where everything and everyone is more familiar. Also wanted to pick up some gift certificates to a place my brother inlaw frequents in Michigan. Thought this would be better then sending a flower or a book. Especially since he is not as fond of books as this lady. All was accomplished and I was headed back to the big city.
I no longer felt like I was in some kind of pit and my spirit was almost soaring. Trunk of car was loaded with 50 lbs of sunflower seeds for my birds. Also a huge bucket of manure from my friends old barn and bucket of black potting mixture from the nursery on her property. Both of these for my flower garden. Back seat held 3 huge chrysanthemums and some canned green beans and pear preserves. My car was full. Tape of praise music being played on a harp was echoing through the car, loud and clear. It almost seemed like I was floating along. Over and over in my mind came thoughts of Thankfulness. I was Happy.
At a street light I looked out the side window and could not help but smile.
There was a woman on a small motorcycle. Helmet, trendy backpack, briefcase and I looked down and saw shoes with a heel and backless. I rolled down my window and exclaimed
"you are really sharp, I do not know if you are 25 or 50 but if I was 20 years younger I would be doing this, but you need boots on". When the traffic light changed, she smiled at me, waved and went on her way. Simple pleasure that made me smile.
Continued on home - It was a good day!!!