Day 366: Growing

It’s NYE. My mom wanted to plant a Magnolia tree in her front yard. Something to grow into a comforting space. She imagines a bench under it with a children’s reading library stand to borrow books from on the curb. Bennett helped her break ground. There is wonder in picturing something new, something good to come.

Goodnight 2020. You’ve taught us much. You’ve showed me wonder under dire circumstances. You’ve reminded me the power of thought and perspective. And how, like the body, the mind needs exercise too. Thank you for the hundreds of wonders you’ve shared with me. Blessings and abundant wonders in 2021.

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Day 363: Day Date at the Beach

We had our first date in six months — a quick drive to the beach to have tacos in the car while looking at the ocean. Something wonderful happened, too, we got a free coffee and açaí bowl from Better Buzz…they said their credit card machine went down and the order was on them. We also visited the place where we met, The Red Marlin.