“Please be good to each other (start with yourselves), think before you speak, practice awareness, love fiercely, live in the now and “choose” to be happy & yes I do believe it can be that simple.”
~ Bree Chapman
This time last year, when I turned the big five-oh, mom was in bad shape with her shoulder and unable to do much, let alone celebrate. She’s much better now, and with dad retiring just last week, tonight they made extra effort to come see me and take me out for birthday dinner (actual birthday is tomorrow). It was a fabulous treat. Of course, we had to go to the Apple store first so mom could have her devices sorted out (password problems apparently). My only mistake in the whole evening was not taking a picture of dad meeting Benita Clarke as he and I waited in the mall. (Incidentally, it was dad’s first time in Fayette Mall.) Benita recognized dad immediately, as if he was famous, and it just tickled him to death. It made me mighty proud, like I’m not already proud of my folks. I sure won the lottery when they picked me to be their kid.