Out at the end of the road that runs along Hilo Bay, we parked today and made our way over the rocks and waded through some shallow pools until we came to a couple really nice small lagoons/tide pools that are perfect for swimming. The water is calm and blue, and there are big pine trees along with some coconut palms. I swam around a little, then got out and sat on a rock while Heidi kept swimming in the 100 ft-wide ocean-fed pool. Watching her enjoy her exercise, a wave of gratitude came over me. The thought I had was: This is it. This is Paradise, and I live here. I’m retired, am with my beloved, and life is yummy. The air is perfect, the water is perfect. There’s no hurries, and no worries. The surf is good. And I am so grateful to have these gifts.