A Good Life

An evening picnic at Ala Moana Beach Park

Good Evening, God!

So many JOYS in our lives, God. This week one of them was having a dinner picnic at Ala Moana Beach Park with friends AND with our late daughter Patty’s Best Friend, Susie! And, as happens so often in this lovely island world, Susie is the niece of one of my best friends, June. And Susie had asked her aunt if she could arrange a visit with us.

So there Kit and I were with June & Jerry and Susie & Johan chatting away and catching up after several years. And all the while, we were watching the sun set. It was like being inside a postcard! June and Jerry picnic at this spot once a week. Aaah, what a really lovely idea, God.

Not just to sit in Nature, but to sit with friends, sharing food and conversation. Could anything be more nourishing? It is our families and friends that contribute the most to our happiness. And maybe those friendships go beyond mere happiness and nourish our very souls? I think so, God, I think so.

Dolphins off of Kahe Point: Photo by Robert Brey

I just got this photo from another dear friend whose son had sent it. I love being connected over generations, God. And I suppose that’s  what makes Facebook so successful — all these connections.

I must confess, though, that Facebook overwhelms me. So many people and all so accessible. I like people in smaller groups and for longer periods. But, perhaps I can learn to make better use of Facebook?

After all, God, life isn’t just about sitting in Paradise. Life is about Learning and Growing — and Connecting.

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