Blessed

This is my last column for the year 2017. The months, weeks and days flew by, but if you look at 2017 closely, from a daily column perspective, it was action-packed.

Saturday morning we were in the pool on our exercise bikes at Aqua Windie’s pedaling away, it was drizzling lightly, then a fat and happy cloud hanging over our heads had a nervous breakdown bursting into incredible rainfall.

It rained hard, the large droplets dancing on the shiny surface of the pool water, just under my nose, skittish and bouncy, forming craters and crowns, splashing then recoiling, a beautiful water ballet which I viewed up close through fogged out sunglasses.

We stayed in the pool through the deluge, who cares we were wet anyway. Then Windie made coffee, after class, hers is always the best, paired with stroopwafels.

You couldn’t help but feel blessed over the small things in life that make it so enjoyable, on a Saturday morning, surrounded by great friends, my last exercise class for the year.

GELUKKIG NIEUW JAAR, HAPPY NEW YEAR, FELIZ AÑO NUEVO, FELIZ AÑA NOBO, BONNE ANNEE… one of my friends wished me: Gut ins neue jahr glitchen, and I am passing it on to you!

 

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