I decided that today is a good time to reflect on some things. It was also a good time to change colors. The pink was nice, but it wasn't "me."
First, I'm very, VERY proud of my daughter. She has a line of products that are starting to take off and sell, she is generously promoting the products of other people, and now, touched by the tragedy which has happened to another member of Etsy, she has dedicated the profits from several of her products to this family. She is an incredibly generous person.
Second, I very, VERY much love my family. No reasons. Just love them. Warts and all. They are wonderful.
Third, This country ouf ours is truly special. We are blessed to be living in it. We have the liberty, the freedom, to come and go, to believe or not believe, to do or not do. It is hard for us to understand that people in other countries don't have these same liberties. Hard for us to understand that people in other countries cannot live our same lives. It is very important for us to protect it. Not to protect its ability to dole out "bread and circuses" to people who can't or won't work for their own bread, but to protect its ability to make it possibly for us to make our own ways.
Fourth, most of all, on this earth I love my ol' curmudgeon. I love him down to my bone marrow. Can't comprehend life without him. Don't want to try to comprehend life without him, much less live life without him. We live our withdrawn, Hobbit-like existence, and it suits us.
Finally, I am so grateful to God for all that he has given to us. I think that all too frequently we forget, in the hustle and bustle of everyday, when we are in the throes of political this and that, we forget that we are NOT in control of all this. God ultimately is in control. We may think we are, but we are not. So I refer all to the Akathist Glory to God for All Things as a reminder of what is truly important in life!