Every day one picks up a paper, (or clicks open the local news source for many of us) only to be greeted with atrocities and sadness of a world gone awry.
But not all is wrong in our world, as I am reminded over and over again. Take today, for instance.
Since my latest listing had sold with no contingencies, I didn't have an open house scheduled, so my husband and I were able to join a guided walk in San Francisco with the Friends of the Urban Forest, about which I had written before. It was great--I'll give you a summary later on.
But my good-news story happened after that walk, as we were walking across San Francisco and back home.
In the Cole Valley neighborhood, near the UCSF Medical Center, is a little neighborhood coffee shop where my husband had not yet been, the Cafe Reverie. We stopped in for lunch on this HOT (for San Francisco, 85° is HOT) day. After lunch, we left on our way that would lead us across the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park, up near Laurel Heights, along the ridge of Presidio and Pacific Heights, and then home.
We were about 15 minutes from home when I finally realized I had left my purse hanging on the chair of the cafe. I whipped out my phone (luckily it was in my water bottle holder) asked Google for the phone number, and called the cafe. After I identified my purse, I was told they had it secure, waiting for me.
I love my neighbors and the neighborhoods of San Francisco.
Yes, bad things happen, but so do good things. It was a pleasure to write my Yelp! review -- and this blog post.