“Anyone celebrating a special occasion?” our tour guide, John, asked.
Kathy, Julie, and I~ along with seven others (people we didn’t know) ~huddled together at the entry to the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix.
After a long silence, one of the ladies in our tour group of ten said, “It’s a good day to be alive.”
“That’s a good reason to celebrate,” Kathy said.
“Every day I wake up and I’m alive, I celebrate,” said the lady, who we later learned goes by the name of Georgia and is 80 years old.