Today I love that I am still moving. I love that I slept well and was able to get up and run down the stairs with my usual, frantically joyful readiness for my day. I love that I can tell that I fell on the ice yesterday and my shoulders are aching whenever I move them much, just to remind me. I love that I bounced up off the ice like a rubber ball and impressed all the youngsters around. I love that I finished playing the whole spiel and played as well, or as poorly as I was playing before I fell. I love that I will survive, look at me being all still alive. I love that the bonspiel was for charity and it was quite successful. I particularly love my helmet today. I love that I’ve been told there are no bruises on my back. I love how determined and sturdy and resilient I seem to be even though I’m still not well, take that, fate! I love that I will continue to pursue my life of adventure for as long as I can, it’s not something I want to quietly watch go by. I love that anything can be an adventure so long as you are prepared to participate. I love that I participate, always, as much as possible.
Today I love that we are having a family dinner and there is already some really good kitchen smells floating through the house. I love that almost everyone is participating in cooking the dinner and everyone, without exception, is looking forward to it. I love when people set aside the world and all it’s issues to sit together, facing each other and turning their backs on the rest of everything to share conversation and food and laughter and time. I love that good cooks are always welcome in my kitchen. I love that I know some good cooks.
Today I love shopping for craft stuff. I love how people are so intent on their crafting and cooking and gaming and other things that go on when family gathers together. I love that there is always someone who works on things in order to move the day forward and that through the day a different person working on things and eventually everything is taken care of and the day is done. I love that getting to the end of a good day is a great thing, but the actual day is the best part.
Today I love sipping my coffee gently and reveling in the fact that I am able to make my own coffee and move around and just generally still be … alive.