Love At First Sight ….

Happy Hump Day, All!

How do you feel each morning when you wake up, maybe splash your face off and look at yourself in the mirror? Many times, if we haven’t slept enough, our faces don’t look so appealing. And, of course, the more mature we get (older!), there may be more wrinkles and stress lines on our faces that may not be so attractive. Peace be still ….

Yet, these are the days of a very special season. Next week is Thanksgiving and I often look forward to seeing family and friends with smiles on their faces. With the excitement of Christmas and Hanukah and Kwanza looming in the background, kids are asking parents for special gifts as part of the “spirit of giving”. The last time that I saw the face of a child with the looks of excitement and joy on their face, it became contagious for me! May we feel the joy of being alive, being grateful and just “being” and share it with others.

Yesterday, two men arrived on the shores of Boca Raton, FL after being stranded on the Atlantic Ocean in a dinghy for three days. These two men were on a water craft sailing way out in the ocean near the Bahamas or some other islands and the water craft began taking on water. The two men, realizing that this was a life or death situation, abandoned the boat and took off in the small dinghy to battle the ocean’s waves with the determination to reach land. They said that they rowed relentlessly for 72 hours until they saw the shores of land at Boca Raton’s beach! Can you imagine being in their “shoes”, so to speak? In their interview, they both said that they thank God … and their “lucky stars” … for their arrival on land. You think it was “love at first sight”? One gentleman proposed to his girlfriend immediately upon seeing her, probably after realizing that he had been given another chance at life. Peace be still ….

Have a great day … and look for love in all the right places!


John I. Cook, Director

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