We loved going to the Kimberly Diner.
It was very small, and the patrons were very loud, but the food was very good - simple things, breakfast and lunch food.
The waitress and owner would call everyone “Happy people,” as in her greeting, “Hello, happy people,” or “What can I get for you happy people?”
That’s why we called it the Happy People Diner.
One day, as we were paying, I casually asked the cashier, “So how’s it going?” He replied immediately, and surprisingly, “Another day in paradise.”
I was amazed. What an interesting thing to say.
I kept on thinking about that. What would another day in paradise feel like, here on earth?
Certainly, a delicious meal – that’s got to be part of it.
How about a day with no cares, like a Saturday?
And there’d be surprises, yes - lots of happy unexpected surprises, like walking through a garden with hidden gifts, scattered among the flowers, and among the bushes.
Paradise has to be a beautiful place too. Yes, lots of beauty, maybe some sculpture, maybe some birds for music.
And there’d be many stone paths leading to other gardens – unexplored, new fresh, happy.
Perhaps we did walk into a piece of paradise when we walked into that diner.
What would another day in paradise look like to you? Perhaps you are partly there already, too.