I knew it was going to be a glorious day when it started with a sunshiney wake up call.
My eldest daughter and I took a trip into the city to visit my other daughter Harmony. She lives in a cosy apartment masqueraded as a quaint cottage, just blocks up from the lake. The rolling waves and sapphire skies beckoned ... we took a stroll on the rocky beach.
What is it about being near the water that calms us ... delivers instant peace? The winds were blustery and the waves crashed heavily against the breakwaters. I breathed deeply, my lungs filling with the moist, musky smells of the lake. Diamonds danced on the surface with the windboarders and I stood just gazing out onto the water, watching the sailboats trail across the horizon. What a revitalizer ... instant peace for me. My head clears and all cares fall away. My very being communes with the rhythm of the lake. My heart fills with gratitude and I am reminded why I am so happy to be alive ...
Today was a perfect day. Life is good and life is grand. Nothing like an afternoon in the sun, by the water - me and my gals. Lucky me.