Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores
Photographer Patricia Gulick

Sunday, October 18, 2015

10/18/15 RMB Sharing and Happy Returns

10/18/15 RMB Sharing and Happy Returns

Dear Rita Mae Brown,

This weekend Kate Forbes began reading me Pawing through the Past, the 8th novel in the Mrs. Murphy mystery series, as I completed my errands. Audio books double reading time. Harry keeps me company by riding along while I hear the story of her days.

Fall has touched down on Southern California. The skies are grey and the temps are finally in the low 80s. This week I experienced the thrill of a desert lightning storm between two warm days. It was thrilling because I had someone to share it with, someone who reassured me at midnight that “It’s only lightning” after a round of earth shaking thunder woke me.

Anything shared with a friend is more fun, more thrilling, less scary and awkward, whether walking along a nature trail together, developing a new business plan, watching a movie for over two hours or the sky light up for over three hours. The Martian movie with Matt Damon is quite good by the way.  

Here we arrive at the thought of the day: sharing. We share our hours, our thoughts, our homes, and the land we occupy. Comforting gestures one day journey into fond memories for future days. Lessons related today, contribute to better decisions tomorrow. What we send out returns.

These simple laws of the universe are like the law of gravity. Yet, we forget them often. Never do we toss a bowling ball up and expect it to sail upwards like a helium balloon. However often kindness eludes us and then we are amazed when we look around at mankind’s ability to destroy one another and the earth.

A better tomorrow unfolds when we share the best of ourselves today.

Many happy returns,

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