When is Work Not a Chore?

Walking past the car wash, the sound of singing caught my attention. Turning my gaze towards the direction of the singing, I saw two young men polishing a car fresh out of the car wash. In the bright, early morning sunshine one of the young men momentarily stopped polishing. Polishing cloth in one hand, he…

Babies and Puppies

What do babies and puppies have in common? With not a thought about tomorrow’s worries, stresses, or heartache; babies and puppies live in the moment. Never mind both being unable to talk, if they are miserable you know about it. So, too, there’s no mistaking the message of faces aglow with pure joy, or the…

Happy as

Listening to music which speaks to my listening so feeds my soul, transporting me to a happy place. Never mind the rain falling outside. The sky is crying, but not me. Warm, dry, and safe from the elements; I listen to my favourite music. Head nodding. Feet tapping. And wearing a smile as broad as…

Treats

'Tis the season: Christmas cheers, Jingle Bells, Tinsel, Mistletoe, Rudolf and Santa’s other Reindeers. Children’s wishes, Santa’s letters, Singing carols, Christmas trees, Angels, and Anticipation Of wonder and Of happiness. Gatherings. Family and Friends celebrate A birth and the Allure of New beginnings In the New Year. Oodles of treats. Kiddies playing Guessing games Of…

Sails

Pink, orange, yellow, and red: the sails stand out against the deep emerald green of the sea. This way and that, the sails move as the class of eight learn to wind surf. Squeals of laughter reach the shore. Walking along the promenade I stop to watch one swimsuit-clad student followed by another lose their…