Just a quick note to say I'm sorry to regular blog readers for not keeping up on my posts. There has been another computer glitch. Well, the old girl finally gave up. Time for a new one. It's on order so posts will be sporadic until it arrives. Thanks for your patience. You can be sure I'm taking thousands of photos to share soon.
A present to be opened at dawn. No way to know what blessings are waiting to be discovered.
Yesterday was a perfect example of a day so full of unexpected blessings my heart was bursting with joy.
It started out with the glorious sunrise in the shots above. Then a bus ride into the city for a meeting which turned into a wonderful discussion about living without expectations and being open for the gifts the universe presents you in any given moment. The synchronicity was amazing! The joy shared in moments that seemed endless I carried with me throughout the day.
After my meeting I walked (it seemed on clouds) for a bit in the city enjoying the morning sun before catching a cab to central San Jose and The Lucky Store in Barrio Chino for a few items.
From there I went to see the Nativity Scene at Teatro Nacional.
The city center was bustling with people and a holiday spirit. It was fantastic. I loved the energy.
Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Elmo, Matilda and Cookie Monster were all making the rounds with their "handlers" coaxing people to pay for poloroid photos.
I felt so sorry for the people in the costumes that I paid for two pics with Elmo and and gang. It was such a warm, sunny day in San Jose that I bet these guys smelled like real monsters by the time they were done.
I walked up the street a bit and discovered a musical group performing Christmas carols on the Banco Nacional Stage. No idea who the group was but they sounded fantastic. On my approach I swear I heard "Joy to the World". I thought is was in my head as that's exactly what I was feeling in the moment.
I'm guessing these were Banco Nacional employees who were helping to spread holiday cheer.
They deserve credit, all of them for the way they handled a drunk who was photo bombing everyone's pics. Nope, I'm not sharing a pic of him but he's there in the shot above. It wasn't easy getting a shot without his face in it.
It was a wonderful day in the city full of unexpected gifts and simple pleasures.