Five things that made me happy today – 7/10/22

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. 


1. The marine layer has returned (nature’s air conditioning) – cloudy and 59 deg. when I got up this morning. The sun came out about the time we went to lunch, and the temperature got up to the mid 70s this afternoon.

2. Great joy for my little church – Bethany Presbyterian Church, Tacoma. We haven’t had a called and installed pastor for two years. Today we heard a sermon from and voted to call a new pastor. He is a queer (his word) man who we are calling to his first pastorate. He’s in his mid 40s and has been working in the film industry. His sermon was on the Good Samaritan (I thought it was brave to preach on a text that everyone had heard LOTS of sermons about.) At the Congregational meeting after the service, we elected him by acclamation. Thanks be to God.

3. We went to Harbor Lights for lunch. I had pan-fried trout, with pilaf and broccoli, (sorry I ate almost all the broccoli before I remembered to take a picture) and Al had salmon and a baked potato.

4. While we were there we had a great view of a flotilla of geese heading to their afternoon job of mowing the grass.

5. Please click through to this great piece of nostalgia on Medium. This is my annual reminder of it. (Have your Kleenex ready.)

How about you? What made you happy today?

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