This day is just too nice to think on anything but happy and beautiful thoughts. As I sit in front of an open window in my living room this afternoon, I’m confronted with a fresh breeze blowing through. The smell of sweet vanilla is in the air from a scented oil diffuser nearby. As I sip a freshly-brewed cup of coffee and take small bites of a Lindt 70% dark smooth chocolate square (my absolute favorite!) I’m in a pretty darn good place.
We spent the morning sweeping out the garage, washing cars and commenting on how nice it felt outside… and how nice Texas can be. After weeks of temperatures well over 100 degrees we woke to the feeling that change is on its way again. It’s just the beginning. When much of the country will soon battle frigid temperatures, high heating bills, blizzards and ice storms, we will enjoy the best time of the year here. We paid our dues this summer, that’s for sure, and the cool nights and pleasant days are returning. The feeling of hope is palatable.
My flowers have survived. Just barely, but they have survived. Most of them anyway. I even got outside to aerate the soil and dig in the dirt a little bit. Funny, how good that made me feel.
I know the world is a confusing and messed up place with problems few seem to care about or know how to fix. I know my computer crashed and we need to decide what to do about it. I know Edd still has cancer. I know the future is uncertain and there are always going to be worries and decisions to consider but for right now…. right now I’m going to bask in the happy feeling I have. All I have is this day.