Well, Lo and behold ... SUNSHINE in Venice, to start the day!
Already thrilled about that, Jenny and I had taken exactly one step off the sandy hill crest down to the water's edge to begin our morning walk, when she yelled, "LOOOOK!" Right off the bat, this:
It was the dazzling bonus to an already glorious morning. Where you just have to stop what you're doing, and reflect. The one-two punch of happiness let us know that absolutely everything will be cool, as long as your attitude and appreciation levels stay high.
This is also a good time to mark your television viewing calendars/recorders for Animal Planet's new mini-series, Blood Dolphins, premiering on that channel August 27th. In it, Ric O'Barry and his son, Lincoln, return to the waters of Taiji, Japan, where they shot their Academy Award winning documentary, The Cove. Important viewing, especially when you get to stand in your beach town's front yard and watch/love the joyous frolic of our local dolphins.
Jacques Cousteau said, "The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it".
And perhaps embrace that happiness ourselves.
Which I'm about to do. Steph and I were about to have nervous breakdowns from our lack of Summer at the Beach. So we're off to Palm Springs in search of sunshine ... just as the sun comes out here. Funny how life works sometimes ...
I'll spread the love, and happiness. Promise.
*Happy dolphin filming by Jennifer Everhart on Venice Beach. This morning.