Today I love lazy Olympic mornings when I roll out of bed and watch extreme sporting events on television with a big bowl of hot coffee in my hands. I love that my Canadian Women’s hockey team won their first game and that they never stopped playing hard through the whole thing. I love that the Russian team they played against never quit playing even when the score was so lopsided. I love that the Russians didn’t let the score dictate how they would play and the Canadians didn’t back off because it would be insulting to the other team and to your home country and your teammates to not play your best, it’s why you’re there, and it’s why I’m watching you the best players playing their best. I love how brave Olympians are, to face their fears and the mountains and elements and ice in the winter Olympics and then to compete with others is the kind of bravery I can get behind. I love how easy it is to forget who competes for which country when someone does something so well and everyone applauds them. I love that I live in a time when we get to see the world come together to celebrate people who are the best at things that are just done for the benefit of their own lives and the lives of those who love them or support them, even if that love or support is just a sliver of someone else’s life.
Today I love that next week there will be lots of Chinese New Year celebrations that I will get to participate in. I love that each week rolls by like a bead slipping off of a string of brilliant stones and while it seems like a long time to go until spring it’s really just six weeks and a couple of days until Spring arrives, just six more beads out of 52 on the year’s string. I love how time just slips on by like a show that needs no ending because the story is so fascinating. I love that every day of my life my story changes and that I get to change with every day.
Today I love home fries made from sweet potatoes with my bacon and eggs and toast for breakfast. I love that I have to choose between banana bread I made and doughnuts that I bought for my lunch today and that it will be a choice so hard to make that I may give in and have both.
Today I love coffee and doughnuts and banana bread and a total lack of self restraint while I watch the Olympics.