Last night after I'd put my book down to go to sleep, I started thinking that it was past time I did a "good stuff" post. While I have been plenty happy lately, it hit me that I wasn't paying enough attention to being grateful.
Then I awoke this morning and as soon as I turned on the radio I was greeted with the horrible news about the shooting in Colorado. With that heartbreaking tragedy, was it appropriate to write such a post? I've decided to go ahead. The truth is, tragedy and injustice and pain and heartache occur every second of every day. The vast majority of the time we never hear the stories. Because they aren't "sensational" enough or they happen "somewhere else." But it doesn't mean those stories aren't important. I'm not trying to downplay the horror of what happened in Colorado, and I hope it doesn't come off sounding that way. I think we can all relate to that helpless feeling, that physical ache that grips your stomach, that screaming in your head.
I mean no disrespect with this post. And in some ways, I think I need to write it more now than I did last night.
*So many birds singing in the morning.
*And cicada songs in the afternoon.
*Almost keeping up with project life since I started over at the end of May.
*An antiquing date that Rich and I have planned for this afternoon.
*While I may not have a large number of friends, and I have no friends close enough to get together with more than very very very occasionally, the friends I do have are THE. VERY. BEST. IN. THE. WORLD. I really need to do more to make sure they know how much they mean to me.
*The absolutely heavenly cool breeze that came through our bedroom window last night. (I almost feel guilty mentioning that because I know so many haven't felt anything close to a cool breeze in a long time.)
*The feel of mud squishing through my fingers yesterday afternoon when Max and I mixed up a batch to make "pottery" with.
*A good blood pressure reading this morning.
*Eating lettuce fresh from the garden.
*Lottery by Patricia Wood, one of the books I'm currently reading...it is just such a feel-good, comfort kind of read. Just what I've been craving lately.
*Getting a few more boxes unpacked this week. (I know, I know--nothing like stretching this unpacking thing out forever. :P )
*Annie's neurologist appointment for her carpal tunnel went well--motor nerves slightly better, sensory nerves slightly worse...in other words, still holding her own and not yet needing surgery.
*Baby bunnies! Can almost always see one when I look over the whole back yard.
Care to share some good stuff from your life right now? I'd love to hear it!