Six Steps to Happiness
1. Begin with a sparkling October day.
2. Gather waders, dip net, peep sight and basket.
3. Enter the pond, find no scallops, feel full of self doubt.
4. Find one scallop, feel hope surge. Find more. Fill basket with fresh scallops.
5. Go home, drink strong coffee with steamed milk. Shuck scallops. Freeze some, switch to cold beer, eat a pile for dinner.
6. Sweet dreams.