Looking back at all the "outing & abouting" that filled my year, a famous phrase comes to mind from the closing ceremonies at numerous Olympic games. My spin on that phrase reads like this: "I declare this the best year ever of being 'out & about' !" It's not the statistics that were the best but more importantly it was the wonderful times I got to share with all of you exploring new places and venturing back only to experience new in the old places. It was the smiles, the laughs, the struggles, the giggles and even the cries that created great memories.
Musically related themes popped into my head and you know how once you get music into your head it stays there for what seems like forever. The first theme is a take on the band "Earth Wind and Fire". My interpretation of those words are "Smoke Wind and Fire". What a summer of that trio we experienced! I set out at the beginning of 2017 with a goal of experiencing more new & different than any other year. It was only going to happen if I made it happen and that I did. Thank you Pointer Sisters for your words "tonight's the night we're gonna make it happen" because they gave me motivation to say "today's the day I'm gonna make it happen". "Good Life" it certainly is and I like OneRepublic's words in that song "Tell me what there's to complain about when you're happy like a fool." So go ahead and tell me I'm happy like a fool, I will gladly own that!
When you're fortunate to live a good life this is what some of the best days look like!
Thank you for being "out & about" with me in 2017.
We got there one way or another together!