“Your life is your message to the world.
Make sure it’s inspiring.”
As life assumes some semblance of normality and balance
I can’t help but feel tremendous gratitude for where I am right now.
In a myriad of ways.
No matter how financially strapped I might be at times.
That too ISN’T permanent.
In, around and over us.
The more we laugh and smile, the more it’s reciprocated.
We BUBBLE and FIZZ.
There must be a song in there somewhere!
Or am I confusing it with other end of the week activities that also bubble and fizz.
Happiness IS contagious.
And it’s more than evident on our early morning rambles.
The darkness of these early mornings makes for unexpected adventures.
There’s no telling who and what we might stumble upon as we ramble.
Stumble being the operative word.
In the darkness of the morning rocks and edges aren’t always visible.
There are a myriad of bodies around, despite the earliness of the hour.
Fishermen, cyclists, rowers, an odd photographer and several other hound-led humans.
All braving the unseen pitfalls of pre-dawn light along the Tamaki Estuary boardwalk.
Street lights are conspicuous by their absence.
The hound, being chocolate brown in colour,
takes on stealth missile attributes in the darkness before dawn.
Even WITH her glow in the dark collar.
Many a heart has been left all-a-flutter as she looms out of the darkness.
Gasps turn to chuckles as the monster in the mist is seen for what it is.
I can’t quite hide the laughter in my voice as I apologise for her unexpected appearance.
These dark early mornings might not make for good photographs
but they certainly make for ample humorous moments.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive;
and to do so with some passion, some compassion,
some humour, and some style.”
~ Maya Angelou