Dear Lake,
Walking around you at lunchtime was as pleasant as it always is. And the addition of those little black chicks I spotted by the water’s edge made the walk all the more special today.

Dear Sunshine,
Thank you for helping to brighten the walk around the Lake and warming the breeze, which, if I’m honest, did pick up just a tad at times.

Dear Red Car Driver,
Having a red car should really remind you that a red traffic light means stop. You should know that when a traffic light has changed to red, speeding through it will not make it change colour again until it is time.

Dear Woman Driving the Battered Old Brown Car,
You must learn to use your mirrors when driving, especially when you choose to cut up into a line of traffic as you are in the wrong lane. Driving like yours in those conditions can lead to multiple pile-ups, which I’m sure is something you wouldn’t want on your conscience for the rest of your life.

Dear Seedlings,
I’m pleased to see more of you now, although you are all still very tiny. I look forward to the next few weeks to see you grow big and strong.

Dear Knees and Ankles,
Thank you for creating such a wonderful rhythm as you click alternatively when I walk up or down stairs, although if you insist on doing so, could I ask that you do it a little quieter, especially when there are other people around?

Dear Things To Do List,
I’m grateful for the fact that I have you, but could you try to be a little shorter when time is of the essence? When time is in abundance, you can be as long as you like (within reason, of course!)

Dear Blogland,
Another week has gone by without hardly any visits or comments from me. I must stop saying I will get around to it, when I obviously don’t. I’ve written a letter to my to-do-list, which I hope will improve the situation immensely, and I can get back into the blogging groove fully.

Dear Spicy Chicken, Hash Brown, Cheese and Mayonnaise Wrap,
You were delicious earlier this afternoon, and filled a space nicely. Thank you.

Dear Elaine,
I hope you don’t mind me ‘borrowing’ your Friday Letters format. I enjoyed writing these short letters to the Universe, and I hope that some (if not all!) reach their intended addressees.

And to finish… Dear All,
Try to spread light, smiles and laughter, no matter how your mood may be making you feel. It costs nothing, and you do get something back from it yourself. What a bargain!

Thank you for reading,

P.S.
Here’s a photo of a penguin to finish. Just because:

A PEACOCK. I mean a peacock! Just to be sure.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Dear Tom I very much enjoyed this post. Have a wonderful weekend and keep spreading those smiles.

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    1. Thank you, Susan – and I hope you are having a lovely weekend also.
      As for the smiles, I will certainly try!

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  2. Dear Tom, I am grateful for your humour and reflections … and making me smile 😄

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    1. And thank you, Val.
      A wonderful comment.

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  3. Thank you for making me smile! Thank you for writing this post, spreading light and smiles!

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    1. I’m pleased I made you smile, Manuela!
      This post was a pleasure to write.

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      1. I felt the positive energy you gave it. It was a really pleasure to be read! Thank you!

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        1. Aw, thanks again, Manuela.
          Things always seem better with a sprinkling of positive energy, don’t they?

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  4. This is me ..perfectly. Especially Dear Blogland. Mine has been seriously neglected. I’m just not very good at it and need to be if I ever want to progress my crafting business. OH Me!
    A walk around the lake…sounds

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    1. Practice makes perfect, Beverly! Keep on keeping on, as I always say! 😀 And

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  5. like what we all need. See…I’m not very good at this. LOL

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    1. you’re doing fine!
      😀

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  6. Dear Tom.
    I love that you’ve done this wonderful, spirit lifting, post of humour and wonderment. Please make it a permanent fixture?
    Squidges and fun stuff ~ Cobs. x

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    1. Thank you, Cobs.
      And I am planning on posting these letters regularly… they help to clear an overly cluttered mind!

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      1. [nods] I can see how that would work. It’s a brilliant read Tom, so I’m thrilled to pieces that you’re planning on keeping this wonderful thing … I shall keep my eyes peeled for them! ~ C. x

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        1. Thank you once again, Cobs. Always a pleasure to see you here.

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  7. Dear Tom, thank you for pulling in smiles. 🌻

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    1. Always a pleasure, Eugenia!

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  8. I always like Elaine’s Friday letters, Tom 🙂 Sorry you’re too busy to comment. (unless it’s good busy, of course 🙂 )

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    1. Well, Jo, it IS a good busy, only I’d rather it be a little less busy but still good! I am dipping in now and again, so I’m getting there. Slowly. 🙂

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  9. Good one Tom! 🙂

    I too prefer to spread happiness and light wherever I go!!! 🙂

    Love the Penguin! 🙂

    Prenin.

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    1. Spread the Light, Prenin! 😀

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