While cleaning the bedroom today and straightening up my nightstand, I decided to store the power cord for my Nook in the center storage compartment when not in use. As I opened the small doors, I was greeted with a sweet surprise. There - tucked toward the back was a clear plastic baggie, with several pieces of saltwater taffy inside! Forgotten leftovers from our family vacation to the Outer Banks this past summer.
My mind was immediately transported back to relaxing, warm days on the beach, the sound of the waves in my ears, the sun soaking into my skin. The taste of fresh seafood dinners. The family fun exploring lighthouses, searching for the remnants of shipwrecks, and standing on the replica Queen Elizabeth II at Roanoke Island Festival Park. And of course - the joy of the moment when finding Orangesicle salt water taffy at Forbes.
It was a true moment of serendipity. A pleasant reminder of those happy memories.