A little sunlight makes all the difference

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017

There’s a room in my apartment that doesn’t see much of the sunlight.

Sunday afternoon before I went home for Easter, I was doing a little work and decided to flood the room with the early-afternoon light.

It changed everything about the room and my view outside.

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Living somewhere as a part of an apartment complex, you tend to run into your neighbors quite easily.

On Sunday, I couldn’t help but notice one of my neighbors playing outside on a mini-motorized car, having the time of her life.

Her dog sat nearby, surveying the scene.

As the girl rode around in her car, she had the biggest smile on her face.

Just seeing her reaction made my day much brighter, and was the cherry on top of what was to unfold with family and friends.

Sunday also represented the end of quite a long Holy Week.

I managed to get the paper out on Tuesday, and spent most of Wednesday planning of this week’s edition.

Thursday, I traveled down to Gulf Shores for the AISA state track and meet championship, which Escambia Academy won as the overall winner. The Cougars are chalk full of some good athletes.

Being so close to home, I decided to go to Fairhope and stay with my dad for the night. We went to church, had dinner and went to bed.

I drove back to Atmore on Friday, participated in the Good Friday service at St. Robert’s Bellarmine Catholic Church and proceeded to have quite a busy afternoon responding to calls and getting ahead for this week.

The next day, Saturday, was a big day.

At Heritage Park, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Easter in the Park event, to which a big crowd attended, and Leadership Atmore held its Draw Down fundraiser at the country club.

I am a part of this year’s class and the event went off quite well, and we managed to raise a lot of money, which will go toward our project this year.

When I drove home after the fundraiser Saturday, with leftovers of a large veggie tray in tow, I was a little tired and relieved to have the week over.

Sleeping in the next day, Easter Day, my body was thankful for the rest.