Today I love continuity. I love that I have been writing daily “Today I Love” posts for over five years, and I’ve been writing them here at Psych Central for over three years, three years and four weeks to be exact. I love that my dear friend Caitlin, whom I swear one day I will actually meet, and who started me writing “Today I Love …” posts, has gone 150 days seizure freeeeeee!!!!! I love when things become better for good people, and I love that she would tell you that the best improvement in her life happened when she decided “F*ck It! I’m going to find things to love in this life even if I’m not well!” and so she did. I love that I do not know a more stalwart warrior than her, though I freely admit that I know several who are right up there with her, Nadia and Miss Kitty come to mind, and I also love that it is my aspiration to be as strong and as tough as these three women. I love that there are examples of stalwart souls and stout hearts in our world and I love that I have discovered the easy way to identify them, they are the ones who can love their way through anything that life throws at them.
Today I love that the laundry is all clean and will soon be all folded and put away. I love that my disastrous kitchen is in my sights today and there are huge plans to clean it up and put things where they belong and if even half of those plans are put into effect the place won’t know what hit it and it won’t be recognizable when I’m done. I love that I’m cooking lunch outside today, not because there’s no room in the kitchen but because I love to cook outside.
Today I love chopped up peaches ready to be put in the next batch of oatmeal. I love that the pears I got last week have finally ripened up. I love that the weekend is one day away. I love the blue of the sky today, so brilliant it makes me squint my eyes. I love the sunny days of September that smell of pencils and gardens and leaves and school lunches and new clothes and old backpacks and fall fairs … at least in my mind they do.
Today I love drinking coffee and thinking of all the ways that I have benefited from knowing people I’ve never met in real life.