Today I love musical adventures like going to the Friends Of The Barn Open Mic, listening to my own radio show on AM560 at four o’clock Eastern, and then having dinner with musicians for whom I have a great deal of respect. I love that my day is full of writing and song, that I am feeling strong enough to plow through this day of good things and that this is the kind of stuff that great days are made of. I love that my life is full of joy and wonder. I love that I am comfortable with my world in as much as I am comfortable with my acceptance of it. I love that I am not happy about the level of acceptance that is displayed by some because I find it to be wanting and that displeasure assures me that I am not becoming complacent with racism or sexism, that I am not becoming tolerant of ageist or elitist policies, that I am not accepting religion as a basis for marginalizing anyone. I love that I am still prepared to say no, and I love even more that I continue to turn my critical eye inward and refine my own levels of tolerance so that there is no holding back on my love of this world of eclectic and wondrous people.
Today I love that there is a whole mess of food being prepared this weekend and I had a hand in the more desserty parts of that. I love that there is bread for the week and if it should run out I am able to make more. I love that I may end up having to take the Kitchenaid mixer with me to the cottage this summer in order to make bread there, and I love the thoughts of the smell of fresh bread baking in the cottage. I love how easy it is to imagine good things happening at that place of happiness. I love remembering all the good things that have happened there already and it has only been our getaway for a year and a half.
Today I love good, healthy oatmeal. I love that the couch is always looking so inviting and yet, it isn’t as comfortable as it should maybe be so I don’t end up spending too much time on it. I love that it was very mild all night long last night and every time I woke up I could hear snow melt running off the eaves and often I could hear a little rain as well. I love that the sun is shining brightly even though we are supposed to be bracing for a storm.
Today I love sipping coffee while the sun shines down on our musical day.