Sunday

More recessionary pleasures…

During the boom times, I enjoyed partying in VIP like the rest of my friends. We kicked it hard in South Beach, in LA, in NYC. After work, life was a about finding the next best party. It didn’t matter whether the party was local or across the country. We would find it. And, we would kick it.

Our fun was a series of champagne wishes and caviar dreams. Even men without real money seemed to find a ways to show us a good time. It was fun and we liked it.

However, the recession crashed that party and gave us a dose of reality that we had not expected. Still, I have found that pleasures are all around. Below are some of them that I have noticed recently.

1. Walking down the street and catching the glimpse of a perfect cloud.
2. Enjoying an impromptu party with left over treats from your pantry or
refrigerator.
3. Reading a book in the park under the sun…
4. Taking a walk along the beach (or along one of the Pittsburgh rivers or
Highland Park Reservoir).
5. Sharing a bottle of wine, cheese and grapes…
6. Sitting on the patio with your favorite kissing partner…
7. Taking in a movie in the park with a group of friends…
8. Going for a drive with the windows down with the wind in your face or in a
convertible if you’re lucky…
9. Attending an outdoor festival and savoring the sights and smells…
10. Walking down the street licking an ice cream cone like you were a kid…

I cannot wait until the economy rebounds. However, I pray that I continue appreciating these inexpensive bouts of joy after the money is flowing again. They are really a lot of fun...
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