A pleasant memory crossed my mind today that warmed my heart and brought a gentle smile to my face. I like those unexpected feel-good moments, the ones you least expect. One of my sisters captured a “free” trip we took a few years ago to Lake Tahoe on CD – pictures to the music of Jim Brickman. I hadn’t watched it for quite some time. The scenery photos with the music are absolutely mesmerizing; and the personal photos with my sisters, mother, and cousin remind me of the fun “girls” week we enjoyed – climbing the rocks along the water and wondering if we would make it back down, the fabulous view on the gondola ride, the crystal-clear water, the spectacular tree-studded mountains, the bald eagles, and oh that music. It seemed fitting she ended the CD with the song Simple Things. As I placed the CD back in the case, I noticed she had titled it “Lake Tahoe – 2005.” Has it really been five years? Although heartache and difficulty have been my companion the past five years, I realized at that moment – wow, I’m still here! Enjoying the simple things has helped me through the difficulty. I may never return to Lake Tahoe, but I can step out and look at the star-studded heavens, feel the warmth of the sun on my head, feel the gentle autumn breeze when I walk through the park, then listen to inspiring music with my family and friends. Today I am experiencing that unexpected, feel-good moment for the future, so I think I will enjoy!