I am grateful for the hearty laugh I heard through the screen door when the guy who was going to sell me the rooftop car box that I found in a classified ad saw me. Turned out he was the dad of a kid in Cooper’s class that I’ve met a few times before. It inspired a nice small world, neighbourly community feeling in me.
I am grateful for a fun time with old friends who came over for dinner tonight; a buddy who went to junior and senior high school with me, then university, where I also met his then girlfriend and now wife, and their two kids. It’s been about 20 years since we’ve spoken, but thanks to Facebook, we’ve reconnected, and it was really great to sit in the back yard and catch up while the kids swung on the swing and jumped on the trampoline.