Today as I write this post I am upstairs in my office, looking out over a vineyard, to the golden hills in the background.  It is absolutely magnificent; and if not on a beach like Crystal Cove State Park, there is no where else that I would rather be.  Tomorrow my  wife, daughter and I are going to drive the 400 miles to meet up with old friends and neighbors, that all used to live at Crystal Cove; and we are meeting at Crystal Cove.  It will be fantastic!  Sitting on the beach, looking over the Pacific Ocean, with Catalina Island in the background.  That is my most favorite spot on this earth, at this moment.

I am grateful that I am able to share a part of my childhood, that has such wonderful memories for me, with my family.  I am grateful that I am able to share my family, who I am so proud of, with some of my old, dear friends.

Life is what you decide it is going to be.  My life is good!  For that, I am grateful.