Today I love the finishing of a good week. I love that it has been stressful in that it was a deviation from our normal patterns, but it should all be back on track now. I love that there were things to do that were unique occurrences and now that they are behind us we can settle back into the way things usually are for a few days before the holiday aura that surrounds the season change and the year end take control again and the madness of December activities returns. I love that once I abandon my dislike of change and accept that this time of year will be a wild ride for a few weeks, I usually have a good time of it, all the going and the doing, the laughter and visiting and eating and baking and cooking is great, though I keep an eye out for the calming of the storm come January. I love that as long as I know it will calm down in a while, I can do crazy-busy holidays. I love that once I’ve accepted these times, I can also manage to practice the craziness and participate in the busyness and have fun doing all the things.
Today I love the strength of those who fight the bigger battles. I love people who face off against illnesses that give them poor odds, love when they turn back down the road and say, “There is just this road and I am here to walk it.” I love the people who stand beside those who are struggling. I love hope, love joy and heartfelt fondness, and I love when those things shore up a community in the face of adversity, an entire micro-world saying they do not care what problems or troubles happen to be afoot, they will revel and celebrate in love and honor for the knowing and the having, they will arm themselves and those suffering with the power of love and caring and they will not desist until the troubles are past by.
Today I love looking out for ways to make my home and community and world better. I love going to the grocery store for four things and only bringing eight or so back with me, especially if four of them were the things I went to get in the first place. I love making food that reminds me of my grandma and my mother. I love that yesterday I went to East Ridge public school and recorded some wonderful singers singing some great seasonal songs.
Today I love drinking coffee by the tree and contemplating the power of love in hard situations.