Today I love words of encouragement and I intend to keep using them and to try to notice when I have opportunities to say more and take those opportunities. I love when people encourage me and that happens often enough to keep me moving forward. I love that encouragement doesn’t always happen in the form of words. I love people who go out of their way to support others emotionally and I love that when you start looking for that you see it more often than you might think you would. I love self help books that were written by people who clearly want to help, as opposed to the ones that were written by people who want everyone to know how smart they are or that were just written for the money. I love reference books that can be accessed randomly, or “sideways” as I like to call it, because I’m not a linear type of guy. I love that those who know and love me either don’t care about how random my words can be or have a great deal of fun trying to figure out what might have been the possible connection between statement A, statement 2, and statement n when I’m randomly blithering away. I love that I talk too much and those who are okay with that are the kind of people I enjoy the friendship of, I’m not sure if that’s just self serving, but I am sure that the people I think of as friends are valuable people in my humble opinion.
Today I love that the dragon boat came safely out of the water and is sitting quietly in my driveway awaiting it’s next journey to its winter storage. I love that I’m happy to tow a forty foot load and that I’m okay with driving down the road as a nearly sixty foot combined vehicle. I love that I always consider it an honor to be allowed to move big loads and I take it very seriously. I love that I pay attention to my work when I’m hauling because I want it to always be successful and safe when I move things. I love that we use two vehicles to cross town with the dragon boat, one running interference behind the load.
Today I love home made banana bread and the sweet way it makes the house smell. I love that it is an autumnal day, grey and moody. I love that i gave in and ordered the smart watch I’d been contemplating buying and now I am watching the tracking page and saying things like, “I ordered that last night, why haven’t they shipped it yet?” I love that i laugh at myself a lot. I love that I know that there is no such word as “alot”, and that “allot” doesn’t mean the same thing as “a lot” because knowledge is power. I love that when I make up words I am indignant when others tell me they aren’t real words because double standards are the spice of life, so long as you are aware of their existence and can laugh about your own.
Today I love drinking coffee in the Wednesday café office and listening to friends having coffee and encouraging each other with good words.