Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Finally, that vacation I wanted last year!

I am cozy in bed at a Marriott resort tonight. I can see the ocean from my window. I am finally getting the vacation I needed before I got sick at Christmas.
What a pleasure to relax and just enjoy life for a few days.

I lost an old friend last week. Her birthday was Sunday. She would have been 75. She was full of life and loved people. A massive heart attack struck her down and she was gone within hours.

My friend had a good life and a good marriage. She adored her only child, a daughter, and two grandsons. I'm sure she had no regrets. 

When my friends pass away, I am once again reminded that it can happen to anyone at any time. None of us are promised a tomorrow. So this week I am going to pack as much enjoyment into the days here as I possibly can. 

I want to visit the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beufort, SC. If you are not familiar with the author, look for his books. He wrote The Great Santini which was made into a very popular movie. I have read many of his books and seen most of the movies made from his books. It will be fun to drive around the area, see the marshes he loved and imagine his characters, especially the students he taught on Daufuskie Island. His book The Water is Wide was made into a movie, Conrack. I hope to visit that island while I am in the area.

The temperatures are perfect. Forties and fifties during the day. Not cold like January in the mountains. 

I want to eat good fresh seafood, while looking at the ocean rolling in. I want to watch the sunset on the water. I will also do some writing, I hope.

I plan to take photos to share on my blogs. 
I miss my little Lexie, but she has a baby sitter who is keeping a careful watch over her.

My friends, my readers, please live life fully, and make each day count. Don't waste one minute being resentful, spiteful, jealous, or devious. Find joy and hold on to it with both hands. 
I think you are kind and caring and generous. I love to hear from you and what you are doing with your precious life. 


Elephant's Child said...

Enjoy your vacation. To the max.

Glenda Council Beall said...

The following is an excerpt from a recent email comment on this blog post.

I wanted to write you and tell you how much I liked your uplifting blog tonight. In this depressing “Age of Trump” I am dismayed and depressed day after day with the way our country has been taken over by these zealots who will do anything and say anything to achieve their goals. However, after reading your soothing blog, I thought how silly to allow myself to get upset daily at things I have absolutely no control over! So, I am going to do as you say and try and enjoy the times ahead and celebrate all the good things that happen to me and my family. Thanks again.


Glenda Council Beall said...

Anne Bowman
Jan 22, 2019, 9:43 AM (3 days ago)
to me

So happy for you, Glenda. You are a wise and gifted woman. Enjoy your beautiful beach days.