For the past few days, my life has felt slightly off kilter. As most of y’all know, I’m not one for sitting around and waiting on things to change. So, tonight, I am reminding myself of all the wonderful things (and people) that I have to be thankful for.
1 – RAIN!!!
It rained all weekend. For Texas, this is a blessing. We’re in the middle of a tremendous drought. And forget Texas, the rain soothes my Virginia soul, too! It is restorative and calming – two things I was in dire need of this weekend.
2 – Books.
My Lord, I love books. Libraries and bookstores are two of my favorite places to visit, and today I took a trip to my favorite Austin bookstore, Half Price Books. I found an antique copy of Art History for Children that I will be returning for, but I didn’t buy anything. However, I was inspired to write a blog post about each book I read. (For leisure, that is. I don’t expect y’all to love art and museum literature as much as I do.) So be on the lookout for another post this week!
3 – The Texas Sky.
It is more expanse than the night sky of a remote North Carolina beach. It is unlike any other sky I’ve ever seen. When the sun is shining and the clouds are at bay, I feel like I could fall right into it. Nothing has ever made me feel so little.
4 – Old friends.
Talking to you keeps me sane. Skype sessions or late night phone calls, no matter how many years or miles are between us, I think of y’all every day. I’m lucky (and infinitely thankful) to have you. I cannot wait to see you in December. And speaking of December …
5 – Eight weeks
until I return to the East Coast!!!!!! I have no words for how excited I am. (This is the true measure of my emotions – having no words. I pretty much always have something to say.)
6 – My family.
Seeing your faces on my computer brightens my day. Reading your cards and letters makes me smile. Hearing your voices reminds me that I have the best foundation anyone could ask for. I sometimes can’t believe I decided to move so far away from you. I am eagerly awaiting the day I can curl up in the den with a glass of wine and the six of you. Thank you for always being so good to me.
Ohhh yes. This reminder was all I needed. With a sleepy smile, I am headed to bed. Goodnight, my loves!