Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Day 59: Happy for the Journey

Today has been a really good day. Here's why:
1) It started this morning when I declared today a "Les Miserables" day. Translation? Let's sing everything! Of course, I was the only one who participated as Jace complained and rolled his eyes and begged me to stop. It was a tad discouraging but...I persevered.

2) Today in ESL I had Michael and Lisa complete a worksheet on context clues. Michael got every single answer right. He has absolutely grown in his command of the English language. I find it amazing. And he's just so sweet. I am so thankful for Michael. And Lisa, for that matter.

3) Ricky texted me today! It was good to hear from him and know that he's doing well. I miss that boy.

4) Today I overheard someone talking and stating that atheists will burn in hell. I would imagine this person is clueless that I heard this statement though it really doesn't matter either way. But it stopped me in my tracks a bit. I am just so 'over' that thought process. And I'm absolutely not judging them for saying it--there was a day when I would have agreed. But I don't anymore. My thinking regarding such issues is fairly out of the box, I would say--and it made me realize that I'm so happy about that. I  believe much more in the 'live and let live' philosophy. It makes more sense to me. It lets me live my life as I choose while allowing others to do the same. It brings peace and acceptance. So--though I was a bit taken back by those words today, it reminded me that I like where I stand on this issue. It's a good place to be.

5) This evening when I was walking home from the caf, I couldn't help looking around at this beautiful place in which I live and feeling grateful. It's a bit chilly but I have a jacket--a cute one actually. And I have friends to laugh and talk with who joined me in the caf this evening. And I was heading home to an adorable ten year old boy whom I adore. I have a life that I love and, truly, I'm happy to be alive--happy for this journey that I believe is eternal, happy to be me.

2 comments:

  1. That's funny! I used to tell my kids that living with me was like living in a musical! They didn't agree but I'm sure they have lots of memories of me singing to them! And I also am so glad to be over that "burn in hell" path!

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  2. AMEN TO ALL OF THE ABOVE! So glad that we're not burning in hell. haha. Love that ten year old boy. He's fabulous! Wish I could have been there to have witnessed your musical morning! I bet it was fantastical!

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