So I find myself a pretty (very) happy person to somehow still be here, in spite of all the obvious dangers, in spite of all the dire warnings of terrible things to come, the rogue vicious nature of some unpredictable animals and creepy crawling things. I can still feel quite giddy sometimes just to breathe the air in real deep, to walk the littered streets of my own little town and look up at the city of shimmering clouds, to enjoy the colors of the sky, to watch it rain, to listen to the busy bustling world go on its merry way, all of which brings me to something that has been on my mind now for quite some time, and that is that a brand new Springtime is coming our way. I can’t wait to smell that renewal in the air, the foods being cooked, the music being made, the love in our hearts, knowing that the earth has begun to believe in its own potential self once again, enough to blossom and bloom in every color of the rainbow. Ah, you can call me an optimist I guess if you want, I really don’t like labels, but it really does thrill me down to the core of my being to think of walking in new warm winds. It’s just something I enjoy—and of course my dog absolutely loves it!
I mean if you wanted to you could start a list right here and now of all the things to be glad about, and I don’t think you would soon run out of things to add to it. Start with anything. Strawberries, Sunflowers, Stars, the ocean, shells, birds, trees, music, poetry, books, movies, bikes, hiking, picnics, fabrics, the spoon, pets, art, hats, sunsets, rainbows, ice cream, dancing, reading, walking, swimming, anything you can think of that brings you joy or peace or a feeling of sharing or makes you glad to be alive, family, boats, sports, ballet, birthdays, weddings, cameras, cake, cookies, pie, what’s your favorite, shoes, blankets, a good joke, well told or not, cats, butterflies, The Beatles, tractors, trains, you get it, it never ends, but for me it starts with you, with all of you, I’m very glad to know you are here. It makes me feel thankfully glad to be alive, too.