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Today I Love Quiet Joy

Wednesday office peace ...

Today I love the quiet joy I see in couples who have found their place in a relationship. I love that there is always hope for people to find that. I love that there are groups of people that share that same good fortune, though often it is a result of the different interactions of each pair in the group. I love that there are often couples in my...
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Today I Love Bright Mornings

Moonlight morning

Today I love bright mornings and the way they make me want to get busy and do things. I love that I've become accustomed to this coughing, dealing with it by accepting it and living with it. I love that, although my voice has not returned to normal, I am feeling more like myself and less like my lazy doppelganger. I love that, although I seem to have strained my...
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Today I Love Days Meant For Catching Up

Really early morning ...

Today I love days meant for catching up. I love that this day is possibly just such a day. I love that the "need to do" list of things that need catching up on are all within reason, though the list of "like to get done" things is considerably longer. I love that, although there is a big list of movies somewhere that I'd like to watch, I re-watched...
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Today I Love The Misty Distant Shore

The mysterious Bruce County is out there somewhere

Today I love the misty distant shore of Bruce County as seen from my vantage here in Grey County. I love pondering my place here on the peninsula whose base arguably starts on a line that stretches from the harbor of Owen Sound to some point on the Huron coast. I love the sweet nature of this part of the world, love that...
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Today I Love Resilience

Resilience resides

Today I love resilience like that demonstrated by the tiny flowers in our front bed. I love that, although it has snowed in our area, those soldiers of the softer seasons have mustered their energies and brought little lights of color to our lives. I love that the same resilience is often found in people, some of them blooming in spite of the climate that others would create for...
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Today I Love This Random Day

By the bay ...

Today I love this random day of rain and wind and cloud and sun, of waves and streams and water everywhere but in my basement. I love that the house I'm in has no basement. I love that the lower level of the cottage seems to be dry so far. I love that there is a fireplace in both the cottage and the house, 'cause wow, is today...
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Today I Love My Own Determination

Remnants of a driveway party

Today I love my own determination and how well it has served me in the recent past. I love that my life has become an adventure because I chose to make it so. I love that much of that adventure is a search for the parts of my life that I love and I love that with that has come the realization that there are ways to...
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Today I Love Costumes

Wednesday office ...

Today I love costumes on children who come to my door looking for candy and the comfort of knowing that our communities are really great places. I love that there were over seventy little wanderers at our door last night, that some of them were too shy to come right up to the door, that at least one of them was so precocious that he demanded equality when he thought...
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Today I Love This Spooky Day

Spooky grey Halloween day ...

Today I love this spooky day of activity and ambition. I love how much many people put into presenting themselves to the world in ways they hope the world will find entertaining. I love that, for the most part, they are trying to cheer the world, bring it entertainment, because they've discovered that you get back what you put out. I love hearing how excited some people...
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Today I Love The Sounds Of Laundry

Love presses on permanently

Today I love the sounds of laundry machines as they rumble reassuringly in the next room, singing cheerfully mumbled songs about clean clothes and pride of accomplishments. I love that I am feeling so much better and that I have a hankering to cook and clean and yet take it easy enough on myself that I continue to recuperate. I love that I slept for nine hours last night,...
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