It was early when went out and crossed the street to the beach and so I saw the ball of sun rising as I walked Southeast down the long stretch of sand. Then, I felt some surging energy and broke into a slow, steady run. I felt excited for the day and even a little nervous, juggling a lot of organizational plans: producing two events for women writers; one online, one in person, and running my own online workshop and attending to that. So, the time on the beach, centering, breathing, being on the sand, awake, aware of the moment, this was what I needed to start this busy day. Tonight, happily exhausted, I feel enriched by the communities of writers I engaged with today, online, in person. After my walk I was busy every moment of this day; and the sun and the sand and the seabirds, these quiet moments fueled my day of supporting writers. I have been very cheerful today. Sunshine, warmth, blue sky. I was crossing a parking lot this morning, after shopping for the wine and cheese for the event and I had parked a long way from the store and the shopping cart wheel broke in the middle of passing cars. I pushed it out of the way as best I could and found another carriage to transfer all my things and a man pulled over, stopped, asked if I needed help. I didn’t. But, how kind. I’m grateful for all the cheerfulness I am giving and receiving.