Today I love new directions and that I’m looking over a few of those in the hopes that I will come up with one good one I can settle on. I love that things are always changing, that as I move forward in my journey the view changes and with that the possible opportunities change and usually grow in number. I love that I have managed to take on so many new things through out my life and I intend to continue to learn. I love that I will never give up and suspect that I will still be working on some elaborate schemes to acquire more adventure right up to the end. I love that there is as much adventure in reading a book as there is in writing a book or traveling or learning new things, starting a new job, baking something new, finding a new hiding place, making a blanket fort, shooting a potato gun, kayaking on rough water, learning a new sport, building a new kitchen, all the things. I love that there is nothing on that list that I would not attempt right now in my life. I love that I’m not a brave man but I play one in my life and it turns out that that is good enough. I love adventure and I love finding it wherever I go.
Today I love that seven years ago on this day I became friends on Facebook with Caitlin Carpenter and that was a most fortunate and wonderful occurrence. I love that she started this whole “Today I Love …” thing and that so many people have taken it on, some randomly and others with passionate dedication. I love her outlook on life and the way that she never stops going despite her health, and I love that her spirit is now a force of nature that will prevail in those who know her for at least the next twenty generations and probably forever. I love that she seems to be the worlds greatest practitioner of therapeutic swearing and that it seems to have a very positive affect, at least on me if not herself and others around her. I love that she is my friend, among my best friends, and someday I hope to meet her in person.
Today I love that we have way too many eggs in the fridge and I am enjoying figuring out ways to eat them. I love that my pain is controlled through diet and mild medication and stubborn, ruthless determination to not let pain rule my life. I love laughing about a form of meditation I learned in my teenage years where one lies down, closes their eyes and gets in touch with every part of their body systematically from toes to crown, and that now I do it by checking in to see what kind of pain each part of my body is in and laughing at it and asking, “Is that all you got?”
Today I love sipping coffee and checking in with my toes that seem to be aching in the same way they were yesterday, shut up toes.