I have been counting my blessings today. For no particular reason, but it just seems like a worthy exercise in mental health to periodically be thankful for whatever it is that is going well in one's life.
I ran this morning. I can't tell you how far or how fast. It was in the semi-dark time just before sunrise, around our pasture, (5 times, but that tells us nothing), dodging a giant Bloodhound and a dark-on-dark Bouvier.
I went to a women's Bible study this morning. It's been a LONG time since I have attended any Bible study, and I think this one is not a match, but nevertheless, I am giving a thumbs-up for having the opportunity to see about it. And I have told myself I will give it another two weeks...
Back-to-school, back-to-cello! I took two months off from cello lessons this summer - the first break I have taken in the three years of cello-dom. I returned to lessons this afternoon, even though I STILL have a gimpy hand (my bow hand) from that ridiculous incident involving the car door and my hand. But! It is healing, still.
I have a job. That's where I should end the Counting, right? I have a job. I have had this job for ten years. It's a home-based business that was bequeathed to me by my scientist husband. I have never REALLY wanted to have said job, but I work at said job and said job works for us. What does this mean? I looked back today at finances and taxes and things I HATE to look at, (and this, after that Spouse o' Mine lamented a few weeks ago:where is that money going?!"), and I see that without my job, our kids probably would not have afforded college without incurring those ridiculous debts one hears about in the news. An investment, I say.
The College Boy came home from his summer job/internship and that is a blessing. A) My Boy has been home this summer. B) He has a great job.
That Spouse o' Mine also came home this afternoon, and promptly jumped on his bike to go enjoy a group ride with other cyclists. I am happy that he is happy and healthy and has healthy friends.
All-in-all, a good day.
Oh! One more blessing! An air conditioner.
For this ridiculously hot, humid, awful weather.
Thanks be to God.