After You

Today is a good day. With the sun gently touching my skin, the calm breeze providing the needed coolness. It is a  good day for a good cup of coffee. And because I want to savor this moment of serenity, I decide to walk five blocks to the nearest coffee shop.

I come across a little girl with her hand being held tight by his dad as he walks her to school. I see a woman jogging with her dog on a leash with her music blasting through her earphones. The old man who sells newspaper nods at me with timid smile and greets me “good morning!”

Indeed. There’s something wonderful about today.

I realize in that moment why we experience heartaches, sadness, depression. We need to feel those emotions to better appreciate the joy and calmness that I feel today.

Today is a good day.

I am about to open the cafe door when I graze your hand, reaching out for the door handle at the same time as me. I quickly pull my hand back and take a quick look at you. You do not move your hand. You pull the door as you look at me with a wide smile.

“Good morning!” You greet me with the smile of someone who just won the lottery. At first I don’t realize what you want me to do. I just can’t look away from that smile. “Today is a good day, huh,” I quipped.

“I have a feeling this will be the best day of my life,” you reply.

I just give you a puzzled look when you gesture your other free hand motioning me to enter the coffee shop.

“After you?”

Today is a good day.

this story is pure imagination. But hey, today is a good day. 🙂


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