The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I know someone who has been unhappy for quite some time. She couldn’t quite put her finger on it. She never even tried. She just assumed that this was the natural state of things; the cards she had been dealt, as it were.

And then she sold her house and moved elsewhere. And now she’s completely different. Rather than being isolated, she interacts with people. She also gets to see the most amazing things from her balcony. Parades. Fireworks. Choirs.

You might say she’s gotten her groove back. And it’s beautiful to see. She’s excited about life again. All’s right with the world.

The funny thing is, she didn’t make this move in an effort to find happiness per se. That result was just the unexpected cherry on top of the sundae. Isn’t that great?

I love it when things fall into place. I love it even more when that outcome is unplanned. May you have many unexpected cherries in your life, dear reader.


Cultivate an attitude of gratitude! Read my book!


2 thoughts on “Unexpected Cherries

  1. Angiportus Librarysaver says:

    How do you make a cherry stretch out 40 feet?
    Get it caught under the wheel of a shopping cart.
    No it wasn’t me, I saw where someone else had done it. Spanned 3 or 4 aisles as I recall. Really something. Free science lesson, just for going to the store, and a story to tell. An example of what you describe, I guess, one of life’s little fringe benefits. It pays to keep your eyes open, and take a second to wonder about what you see.

    1. That would definitely have made me wonder! 🙂

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