Today I love feeling much better than I did last night. I love knowing that, when I’m not well I can heal and mend. I love that it takes a lot to get me down, and a whole lot more to keep me there. I love that I woke up this morning feeling weak and like I’d been unwell, and I got up and hit the ground running at my usual pace, made it to the market, did some stuff down town, went with my boss to a potential job to get info for an estimate and made it back here to the front porch office to do some writing. I love that yesterday I got some confusion about the authorship of some of my writing straightened up and now my by line is where it belongs on everything I’ve written that I’ve seen. I love that my words are appreciated by some folks, I hope that never changes, because I love to write and it’s just that much better when I hear from people who like to read what I write. I love that the market was a warm and friendly place today with people I knew and people I didn’t know swirling around from stall to stall in the usual dance to the ever present songs of a busker.
Today I love when I suddenly realize that a 16Gig thumb drive has 26,215 times as much memory space on it as my first computer, and my first computer was about the equivalent of the computer system that took the Apollo rockets to the moon. I love thinking about how excited I was to reduce electricity consumption by replacing incandescent bulbs with florescent and now we scoff at those power guzzling lights and marvel at the wonders of light emitting diodes. I love pondering the possibilities of pumping water by using wave action. I love considering the potentially positive effects of lithium batteries on off grid power applications. I love that we’re looking at the shingles on our roof and happily betting that they’ll last long enough for solar shingles to become an accessible price. I love that we’re thinking our next vehicle might well be electric and we’re pondering how cool it would be to have a solar charger to fuel it by.
Today I love that sweet feeling of rejuvenation when I suddenly realize I’m thirsty and I get a glass of good water and slowly drink it down all at once. I love how good the simple things in life really are when we take the time to recognize them and appreciate them to the fullest of our abilities.
Today I love drinking coffee, which is really just flavored hot water, on the good old front porch office seat as I recover from whatever that malaise was that tried to slow me down last night.