Today I love folks laughing for fun, people talking cheerfully to each other, strangers saying hi on the street, people smiling quietly when they don’t know the person they are smiling at. I love that there is a municipal works truck outside the window of my Wednesday office, and it’s full of corn stocks with town workers going around the main street decorating the place by tying those stocks up to lamp posts. I love that in the rest of the world corn is called maize and grain is called corn. I love fun conversations between adults and children. I love home made hats, knitted or crocheted with love, and worn with pride, and I love that I have at least two of them myself. I love that I have the most amazing sweater made for me by someone who cares about me and I love that it’s heavy and warm and that I could survive a blizzard without a coat so long as I have it on. I love Autumn’s nature, her joy of cooling down, because it reminds me that joy and love and happiness can be found in almost anything that the world brings us, and that reminds me of these posts. I love that it is a damp, grey, cool day and still there are people smiling and children laughing and this old world is still wobbling around that old sun. I love that the days will be getting longer again in just under twelve weeks.
Today I love that we had a great time out with the Dragoneers last night. I love that we had a reservation for sixteen people and I love that the restaurant was able to accommodate the twenty-one of us that showed up. I love that they were all cheerful and happy and looking forward to next spring and the boat coming out of storage and us all going paddling again. I love that there are plans to enter in the Kemble non-motorized Christmas Parade with as many hands as we can muster with paddles and the head and tail of our boat.
Today I love strawberry oatmeal. I love packed lunches for two. I love taking chances that have little luck of paying off but that would pay off big if they work out. I love being content and yet I love making plans for if I were rich. I love planning the surprises I would have for certain community groups that I am fond of. I love that one of my plans would be to spend the first summer of being rich just going from one charity golf tournament to the next and donating anything I might win back to the charity I was playing for that day.
Today I love drinking coffee in the Wednesday office and admiring the autumnal decor on the street.