Monday, October 20, 2008
This Morning: Gratitude.
It's a crisp, autumn day in Philadelphia. Birds are singing. Squirrels are gathering. Life is good. All is wholesome and clean.
In my post-Atlanta preparations-weekend, I took a cab to the park, then had a walk through the park to my local Starbucks to say hi to my barista friends and get my chai.
First, the nice landscaping man stopped his blower while I walked by, then I had an interesting exchange with two young homeless men:
Here is the conversation:
Homeless Man 1 and Homeless Man 2 (in unison): Good Morning, Lady!
Me: Good Morning.
Homeless Man 1: How are you this lovely day?
Me: Fine, How are you? (almost past him)
Homeless Man 1: (calling behind me) I'd be better if I had you! Then I wouldn't be sitting here!
It was sobering. A truly sobering reminder that without our friends and family, we are all a few bad decisions away from that bench.
I am truly grateful for all the wonderful people in my life. All of you contribute to my well-being in such a meaningful way and I am humbled by your input in my life right now - and always.