I'm having a day. A feels bad, where's a hole I can crawl into kind of day. There are maybe a thousand reasons why I am having this day, and I'm not talking about any of them. But I've done enough sulking, it's not helping anything, and I need to get in a better place. So I ran (2 miles, 2 days in a row, progress) and now I'm going to list the things I am grateful for.
I am grateful for:
God, because I have felt His closeness at every moment, even when I'm blind to His plan for me (which is also at every moment).
My oldest daughter who just now came up to me and hugged me, even though I am sweaty from my run, because she saw me crying.
My two younger kids who've been playing well with each other all day.
Death Cab For Cutie, because Codes and Keys is really beautiful, particularly "Unobstructed Views" which I am listening to on repeat.
Pencils with good erasers.
Notebooks with hard covers.
The scratchy sound a pencil makes when writing words in a notebook.
My legs, especially when they're running, but also because I have both of them.
Twitter, because many of you have become my friends and family.
Wine, and I don't care what you think.
The coo of the mourning dove.