Visitors from White Rock

I was waving to an Amtrak train as it sped past, and the lady next to me on the boardwalk saw what I was doing and started waving to the train, too. I knew, immediately, that she was a kindred spirit. 🙂  I chatted with Josephine for awhile then, and learned she and her companions were visiting from White Rock, Canada.

You meet the nicest people on the boardwalk…

They’re Always Up To Something…

I love Bellingham, Washington  – I love the beauty of sea and woods and wildlife. But what I love most about Bellingham is the people.  They are always up to something. Today I met people on a walk around Lake Padden to help children in China, and people on a “Buddy Walk” in Fairhaven to show support for those with Down’s Syndrome. In the three years I’ve been posting here I’ve also met people walking and running and singing to lend their support to the hearing-impaired,  people with autism, and cancer research. I’ve met artists and athletes and the adventurous. I’ve met people who’ve brought me laughter, and people who’ve shared their smiles. I’ve met people who have become my friends…

Celebrating the People of Bellingham Bay

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy – they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust 

“The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood… and blessed is that man who seeth his brother’s need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another’s good.” – Mary Baker Eddy

I have discovered a wealth of “charming gardeners” on my walks in Bellingham – people whose unfettered joy of life, and sense of adventure and fun, spills over into the world around them – and makes it a happier place. There’s my friend, Charlie, who you’ll see feeding the seagulls amongst the pictures below. There are my friends, Mark and Lena, who always bring a smile and a friendly greeting with them. There are the readers,  the musicians, the athletes, and philanthropists, the sailors and artists, the mums and pops, and the puppy-lovers,   sun-lovers,  rain-lovers, and people-lovers…