“Joy is not in things; it is in us.”
-Richard Wagner (Stace wrote this in a birthday card years ago, and it became one of my favorite quotes.)
Sometimes, perhaps more often than I’d like to admit, my focus fall short of seeing light. I see half empty glasses without recognizing I know where the water source is and am capable of filling glasses right up… Saturday was not one of those days. It might have overflowed a little, as it is Sunday night, and I am feeling the afterglow. Amber and I took photos all day Saturday, and we paused to eat good food and enjoy lovely, passionate people (more on that another day). And I can’t help but think how blessed we are, how blessed I am.
I have all these things to work out.
And some of them are not easy. And some of them are scary. And some of them will require risk. Sometimes, though, a great omelet sandwiched between an endless array of celebratory photos is enough to cause a step back. That step back allows this realization: I am thankful for this life, all these things included.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank You.