Thursday, March 15, 2007

Making Room for Joy

I like this photo of Andrea and me.

It was taken on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at a wine-filled dinner hosted by York Times Co. in a delightfully noisy and busy San Diego restaurant. Ron and Andrea had never before met my co-workers, who are all writers and editors.

The three of us had fun in Old Town San Diego the night before, and on Saturday, Ron and Andrea toured the campus of UC San Diego.

Today, I had a doctor's appointment, and I have health issues to work on. At my age of 55, I'm starting to grasp that earthly time is limited. We lost a friend to cancer in 2005, and Ron's mother in 2006.

Driving home from the doctor's office this morning, I spied a church marquee that read, "Seize Joy Today."

Times with loved ones, like last weekend in San Diego when this photo was taken, are precious. I need to make more room for joyful, memorable times.

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